Pocket money is a precious commodity to children so they don’t part with it lightly. 5 year old Sunshine was saving up for a Snow Mobile but instead she found something more important to put her money towards.
One day, Sunshine’s grandmother, Jackie Oelfke, discovered her granddaughter emptying out her piggy bank and carefully counting out her savings. After counting up her grand sum of $30 she packed her money into a plastic bag and placed it in her school bag.
“That piqued my curiosity. Nobody messes with the piggy bank,”
Jackie was intrigued by her granddaughter’s actions and asked Sunshine why she needed the money. Sunshine’s response shocked Jackie in the best way possible!
Sunshine explained that she wanted to use her money to help out a fellow classmate. Her friend at school didn’t have enough money to purchase milk at recess and Sunshine had taken it up on herself to help them out. Knowing that she had money that could buy milk for her friend, she kindly intended to donate her money to buy milk for a few weeks.
Grandma Jackie couldn’t believe her daughter’s kind actions and was so moved that she took to social media to post about it.
“My heart is so full of pride and love knowing in a world where there is so much hatred, there is a ray of Sunshine with a HUGE heart that at the age of 5 LOVES everyone and always wants to help.”
As a result of Sunshine’s selfless act, a GoFundMe page was set up with the intention to raise enough money to pay for the whole of her class to have milk at recess for the rest of the semester. To date, Sunshine’s GoFundMe page has raised over $11,000, so it looks like her class are set for many semesters of free milk!
It just goes to show how one person’s small act can have such a massive, positive effect. We hope that Sunshine will remain the generous person that she is now as she grows older.
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