5-Year-Old Empties Piggy Bank To Buy Milk For Classmate, Raises Money To Buy Hundreds More
There is a truth that even the smallest gesture of compassion can make a huge difference.
For months, baby Sunshine Oelfke had been saving pocket change in her piggy bank so she could buy herself something nice or save it for her future.
Recently, the little girl decided to save up so she could buy a snowboard.
That’s why Jackie, her grandmother, was so shocked when she saw little Sunshine emptying her funds!
Firstly, Jackie wanted to know if the girl wanted to purchase something nice for herself, so she asked her about it.
But Sunshine’s touching and surprising answer made Jackie feel tears of joy well up in her eyes – and she knew she had to do something to support her selfless granddaughter’s actions.
So, why did Sunshine decide to break open her piggy bank?
The young girl explained to Jackie that she was bringing milk money to her school. Jackie thought she’d gotten confused and explained that Sunshine’s milk money for the month was already paid for.
Sunshine revealed a truth to Jackie that her friend couldn’t have any milk because her mom couldn’t afford milk money.
The grandma was so touched that she happily went along with Sunshine and brought money for the milk to her teacher in class.
She couldn’t help sharing this incident on Facebook, either, originally just thinking friends and family would see it and feel as proud of Sunshine as she. But then the post began to go viral, and before long, people all around the world were liking, sharing, and commenting on the post!
Sunshine’s actions had helped one of her friends, but there were other classmates who didn’t have the money for milk, too.
So, after seeing how many people wanted to help on Sunshine’s mission, Jackie set up a GoFundMe titled “Sunshine’s Milk Money Mission”. Its aim is to raise around $800 so Sunshine could buy milk for her whole class.
But the result was beyond the original aim. Accordingly, Jackie and Sunshine raised almost $19,000 in total.
Unsure what to do with it, they wondered if they should purchase milk for the whole class for the rest of the year, but are now considering putting the funds to other charitable use.
As of now, they have not yet announced what the funds will be used for. Thanks to Sunshine’s kindness, her classmates don’t have to worry about not being able to get milk at school.
It’s painful when we have to see children suffering due to financial troubles at home, especially when it prevents them from having access to things that could ease their hunger.
Sunshine’s story has proven that even just making a tiny first step in making a small difference in someone’s life can inspire generosity all over the world.