Grandma Asks Why She's Putting All Of Her Money In A Bag. Her Response Moved Her To Tears
October 18, 2017
Jackie Sue Oelfke says she saw her granddaughter Sunshine dump out all of her piggy bank money on the floor and start counting it.
Minutes later she saw her begin to place the money in a small plastic bag which peaked Oelfke's interest.
"I asked her what she was doing with the baggy of money," Oelfke wrote in a Facebook post. "Her response put me in tears...'I am going to give it to my friend at school because she don't get milk for snack. Her mom don't have any milk money and I do'."
Two days later, Oelfke started a GoFundMe page to help her granddaughter raise milk money.
"Sunshine would like for all of her friends in her Kindergarten class to have milk for snack break every day with her," Oelfke wrote on the fundraising page. "She went started to count the money in her snowmolbe bank and stated.. my friends mom doesn't have milk money but I do so her mission to help her friend began."
According to CBS News, half of the 20 students in Sunshine's class do not get milk, which costs $0.45 for a carton. For every child to have a milk during snack time, it would add up to $180 per month.
So, when Oelfke began the GoFundMe, she set out to raise about $700 — enough so that every child in Sunshine’s class could have a carton of milk each day for the rest of the semester.
Within a week, the GoFundMe had raised more than $1,000. As of Wednesday morning, the page had raised nearly $8,000.
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