Local teen talks about his inspiration to launch nonprofit

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SAN DIEGO -- Ishaan Patel from Carmel Valley is an ordinary teen with an extraordinary passion.

He launched his own nonprofit, “Planting Pencils,” to collect school supplies to donate to underprivileged schools and students around the world.

He joined FOX 5 Thursday morning along with his proud mom and the owner of a local company, “Fleet Feet,” to talk about how they’re spreading the word.