Kindergartner Uses Own Money To Buy Classmate's Milk

The five-year-old has been praised for her generosity. Source GoFundMe

The five-year-old has been praised for her generosity. Source GoFundMe

Five-year-old Sunshine Oelfke was saving up her money for a snowmobile, until a recent conversation with a classmate changed her mind.

Last week, Ms Oelfke and Sunshine met with her teacher and donated about $38 the five-year-old had saved.

It began in the first week of October, when Sunshine Oelfke chose to buy milk for another girl at school whose family can not afford milk, reports KTLA. "She doesn't get milk - her mom doesn't have milk money and I do".

This 5-year-old has always had milk with every meal - so when she noticed that one of her classmates couldn't afford to buy a carton of her own, she made a decision to take matters into her own hands.

"And to her it's just no big deal - it's just milk money, she just wants to help her friends".

"I don't know how long she will continue this but I do know I won't stop her", Oelfke wrote on Facebook. So they collected Sunshine's money and both of them gave her teacher $30 for her classes milk money. Jackie said she has raised Sunshine because her mother has drug issues, and has been in and out of prison.

In a Facebook video that's been viewed more than 8,000 times since October 5, Sunshine's grandmother Jackie Oelfke said her granddaughter's generosity brought her to tears.

Ms Oelfke told CBS News it piqued her curiosity because "nobody messes with the piggy bank".

"[Sunshine] said, "It's not right that [I] have milk money and she doesn't", Oelfke said in her Facebook video.

A 5-year-old MI 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. That adds up to $180 a month for every child in the class to have milk each day during snack time. When she told her she was taking it to school, Jackie explained how she already paid her milk money. The video was viewed more than 1,500 times. "She. started to count the money in her. bank and stated.my friends mom doesn't have milk money but I do so her mission to help her friend began". Every kid in Sunshine's class will now be able to have the option of free milk for the rest of the year.

But then Oelfke came up with the idea to start a GoFundMe page on October 6, with the initial goal of raising $700 to cover the cost of milk for the entire class for a semester. Layla has her milk money!

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