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Kindergartner Empties Piggy Bank to Pay for Classmates' Milk

Society & Culture  (tags: charity, altruism, children, kids, school, poverty )

- 609 days ago -
Two weeks ago, a 5-year-old girl named Sunshine Oelfke of Ishpeming, Michigan, emptied out her piggy bank onto the living room floor and immediately started "counting."


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Connie O (45)
Monday October 16, 2017, 6:43 pm
What an awesome little girl! This brought tears to my eyes.

Evelyn B (63)
Monday October 16, 2017, 7:24 pm
What an appropriate name she was given!!!
The GoFundMe ( has already raised $3,011 of $2,500 goal!

I hope that all the response (FB praise, mail etc) doesn't turn Sunshine's head - because to her, the human response was totally natural, it wasn't an attention-getter. But now she's drawing so much attention, interviews etc - hard for a five-year-old NOT to be affected by so much praise and attention.

Kudos to her grandmother for having given her such spontaneous values of fairness and generosity.
Thanks, Freya

Walter F (128)
Monday October 16, 2017, 7:43 pm
She is a a little angel. If she carries her values into her adulthood she will be a blessing to the world.Giving will never empty her purse and loving will never empty her heart.

Laurie H (818)
Monday October 16, 2017, 9:07 pm
SUCH A LOVING, CARING, BEAUTIFUL HEART!!!! Amazing Sweet little girl, brings so much hope to us all!!! HAPPY TEARS< Thank You So Much Freya!!~

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday October 17, 2017, 12:04 am
Beautiful and magnanimous

Roslyn McBride (26)
Tuesday October 17, 2017, 3:04 am
Great kid, with a very giving heart.

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Tuesday October 17, 2017, 5:32 am
Sweet story of a girl with a big heart and the right attitude. Children like this give us hope for the future.

Peggy B (43)
Tuesday October 17, 2017, 6:42 am
Bless her heart.

Winn A (179)
Tuesday October 17, 2017, 6:45 am
Beautiful child with a beautiful heart. Shared on FB

Trish K (29)
Tuesday October 17, 2017, 7:37 am
Love you Sunshine. May that big heart keep on shinning for goodness and light all of your life. Look what you have done - are you so proud of yourself or what ? I think everyone on Care2 is very proud of you.

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday October 17, 2017, 1:08 pm
She truly does have a good heart and perhaps one day she will run for office and be the female version of a Bernie Sanders. This is truly wonderful that the grandmother took it a step forward so that not only the friend can have milk for the rest of the year but her classmates will as well.

However this is once more a stark reminder that in the land of plenty, in the so called Richest Nation on the face of the Earth, there are children that still can't afford a drink of milk. We must stand up and be counted and demand that this system that gives to a handful riches beyond measure end this horrid austerity and to start changing the system so that the wealth of the Nation doesn't end up only in a few hands, because it took many hands to make this Nation wealthy.

Philippa Powers (10)
Tuesday October 17, 2017, 2:10 pm
What a special little girl!

fahad Al fahad (140)
Tuesday October 17, 2017, 3:38 pm
Really wonderful story for a child has a sensitive heart and feel other! O all the world like her :(

. (0)
Tuesday October 17, 2017, 9:59 pm
What a great example this sweet little girl has set!

Animae C (509)
Friday October 20, 2017, 3:22 am
Precious child, may her generosity & wisdom multiply!!!

i agree with Dandi's comment, too!

TY Freya

Tanya W (65)
Friday October 20, 2017, 4:44 am
Bless you Sunshine πŸ’. What a very special little girl that you are! πŸ’—You are an example to us all!!! πŸ’–Always be yourself Sunshine because you are more than enough πŸ’ŸπŸ’’πŸ‘°πŸ’’πŸ’“

Tanya W (65)
Friday October 20, 2017, 4:45 am
Noted and thank you Freya πŸ’ž

Edith B (146)
Sunday October 22, 2017, 6:21 pm
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