Shoeshiner Donates $200K in Tips to Kids’ Hospital

Shoeshiner Donates $200K in Tips to Kids’ Hospital

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shoeshiner philanthropist Pittsburgh hosp-ABCvidIf you missed our story in February, you need to meet Albert Lexie, 71. He is a shoeshine man. It is the only job he has ever had.

Despite his station in life, the man is a high-roller when it comes to philanthropy.

For more than thirty years, Albert has taken every dime of his tip money from shining shoes and donated it to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh – more than $200,659 and counting.

(WATCH the video below, or READ the story from ABC News)

UPDATE: Mr. Lexie has finally retired, working his final day on December 17, 2013 after donating $202,000. Read more at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


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