CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove MMS 5th grade student, Ronnie D'Amato, participated in his first Trep$ Marketplace this March.

D'Amato has always had a passion for free hand pencil drawing. His favorite subjects to draw are trending characters such as Naruto, Godzilla, and Brawlers. He also creates many unique originals and is true to his all-time favorite, animals.

D'Amato said he was so excited to participate in the entrepreneurial opportunity at school and instantly knew he would share his prized possessions. When developing his business plan he decided to give back by donating 20% of his earnings to the Montclair Animal Shelter. D'Amato is eagerly awaiting his next chance to help his furry friends and fulfill his creative itch.