Kids amaze us on a daily basis. No matter how young they are, some of them do something unselfish, way beyond their years.
Sunshine Oelfke is one of those children.
Sunshine has been saving up for a snowmobile for quite some time but a few weeks ago, poured out her piggy bank on the living room floor and began counting it.
Her grandmother Jackie didn’t think much of it, assuming Sunshine just wanted to see how much money she had saved so far.
Then Sunshine began to separate the money and put some of it into a plastic baggy. Finally, Jackie spoke up and asked her what she was doing.
“I’m taking it to school,” Sunshine told her.
“I’m going to take it for milk money. I’m taking it for my friend Layla,” she explained. “She doesn’t get milk — her mom doesn’t have milk money and I do.”
Jackie’s heart melted.
Sunshine and Jackie met with her kindergarten teacher and handed her the $30.
They found out that about half of the 20 kids in Sunshine’s class can’t afford the $.045 it costs to have milk during snack time.
Her teacher told her it costs about $180 a month for every child in the class to have milk.
Sunshine wanted to do more but she couldn’t pay for all the kids in kindergarten to have milk every day so Jackie helped her formulate a plan.
Jackie helped start a GoFundMe account to raise money for the kids in Sunshine’s class that can’t afford to have milk during snack time.
The original goal of $5,000 was surpassed and the pair have now raised over $12,000 in just over two weeks!
Jackie posted this update on the GoFundMe page:
It’s CONFIRMED!!! MILK for Sunshine and all of Sunshine’s friends (her entire class of 2030) has been secured for the rest of the school year!! They will each get a pint of milk at snack time everyday!!! THANK YOU to all of you for your generous donations, continued support, and newfound friendships!!! This is what Sunshine wanted. Equality in her classroom and for everyone to drink milk with her. Kindergarten power hour!!
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Jackie says that Sunshine’s mother is in and out of jail and has a serious drug addiction. She feels Sunshine will have enough trouble dealing with that while she grows up but being able to do this for her classmates will remind her that she can do anything she sets her mind to.