Since the age of 9 Elijah Cruz has utilized his free time to make handmade candle holders out of spoons.
With every sale Elijah will donate a portion of the proceeds to the charity of his choice:
"St Jude Children's Hospital"
In 2019 Elijah wanted to expand his company by creating his own design of T-shirts therefore starting his own kid clothing brand "ELIWEAR" "Made by a kid, for kids"
Elijah has been in Martial arts since the age of 4. On August 12, 2017 after an extensive 3 day black belt test, Elijah was promoted and received his black belt at the age of 10.
You can meet Eli once a month at Lord & Taylor in Paramus, NJ
Elijah has participated in many events: Lord and Taylor, The Mall at Bay Plaza, Christmas con 2019, Legendary action wrestling, City islands arts fair, UNO's Pizzeria, TATs for the cure-Captain A event, Jacobi hospital, Kidz rock Jam to name a few in order to sell and raise money to donate to St Jude.
Elijah appeared on News 12, featured on the Bronx times & "EL DIARIO" newspaper. He also interviewed live on the Aurelia TV show & LDM TV Show
as well as marched down the 2016 & 2018 National Puerto Rican day parade.
Elijah was awarded at the 9th annual Taino Awards The Yocahu award for Humanitarian of the year on April 16, 2017. This is the first time a child has received this award.
In 2019 Elijah received an award for entrepreneur and philanthropist from Kids who bank.
Elijah started the LIGHT OF HOPE campaign where 100% of the proceeds went to fund Elijah on his journey to Memphis, TN on November 14th, 2016. He made dozens of Eli-ghts and donated them to the families of children fighting cancer at St Jude Children's Hospital. Eli-ghts were given to the families as a sign of hope. Elijah is the first non-cancer patient child granted permission to tour St Jude were he was honored for his selflessness.
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ELIJAH VISITS ST JUDE IN MEMPHIS, TN
ELIJAH MAKES AND DONATES ELI-GHTS TO THE FAMILIES @ ST JUDE
ELIJAH DONATES TOYS TO RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
ELIJAH DONATES TOYS TO THE KIDS AT JACOBI HOSPITAL
Elijah on News 12 & Bronx Times Newspaper
AWARDS PRESENTED TO ELIJAH CRUZ
kids who bank 2019 Entrepreneur/philanthropist award
Bronx Times news paper
Evolution Wrestling award