I think it’s safe to say no hobby shop owner has more children than Don Joss of DJ’s Sports Cards in Renton, WA.
Joss and his wife Amy began adopting children–some with strong special needs–after having kids of their own. They now have 15 mouths to feed, with two more coming in the months ahead.
One of the hobby’s longest tenured business owners, Joss holds in-store autograph signings with money going to an organization that helps support the efforts of families to giv
e homes to young people who might not otherwise ever know one.
The orphans like those he and Amy have taken in are often considered unadoptable in their home countries, where special-needs children are often not treated well.
His life is hectic but with a regular group of collectors who are loyal to his shop, business is pretty good. Read about the care Joss puts into his shop’s business–and those special young folks at home via this terrific story and video in the Seattle Times.