SALT LAKE CITY -- Ryan Davis'
penny turned into Lego figurines, gift cards and, finally, a pickup truck, which he
is now "selling" for thousands of dollars for Primary Children's Medical Center
, that he
claims saved his
daughter's life after a seizure eight years ago.
created "The Penny Project" in hopes that others will trade up their one-cent pieces with other people for much bigger things, then give to charity.
After 14 trade-ups, Toyota Bountiful is buying the truck from his
foundation at a block party at its showroom on Saturday.
said it doesn't take a millionaire to help worthy causes, because he's
doing that with one penny and he
hopes others will follow his
"Hopefully soon, as a registered non-profit with the IRS
, we'll trade hundreds of pennies on behalf of all sorts of worthy causes from all over the place," he
Ryan Davis is creating "The Ryan's Penny Project" in hopes others will join him in selling their final trade and giving the money to worthy causes.