Michigan kindergartner donates own money to pay for classmates’ milk

Michigan kindergartner donates own money to pay for classmates’ milk
Sunshine Oelfke (Image: GoFundMe via KTLA)

[Ed. – Maybe there’s hope for the world after all.]

A 5-year-old Michigan girl’s plight to ensure all of her classmates could have a carton of milk for snack time achieved her goal for the school year after an online fundraiser helped her raise thousands of dollars.

The campaign began two weeks ago, after Sunshine Oelfke’s grandmother saw the kindergartner empty the contents of her piggy bank onto the floor of their living room and start “counting,” CBS News reported Monday.

At first, Jackie Oelfke thought the girl was playing with the money. Then, she saw her granddaughter carefully stuffing bills and coins into a plastic bag, which she then placed in her backpack — something that piqued her interest, she told CBS News in an interview.

“What are you doing with that money?” Oelfke recalled asking her granddaughter.

Sunshine replied she was taking to school, then elaborated on the reason.

“I’m going to take it for milk money. I’m taking it for my friend Layla,” the little girl explained. “She doesn’t get milk — her mom doesn’t have milk money and I do.”

In a Facebook post, Oelfke wrote that her granddaughter’s response moved her to tears.

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