Sunshine Oelfke, of Ishpeming, Michigan, decided to help fellow classmates who couldn’t afford milk. The class of kindergartners won’t have to worry about getting milk this year since Sunshine was so successful.
The 5-year old’s piggy bank, labeled “Saving up for my first Arctic Cat,” contained about $30.
“She was saving for a new Arctic Cat snowmobile, but now will share the fund with helping her friends with milk money,” Sunshine’s grandmother posted on Facebook.
Sunshine explained why she needed the money for her friend.
“My friend’s mom doesn’t have milk money, but I do,” Sunshine told her grandmother, Jackie Oelfke.
“I was sitting my chair just doing some work … and Sunshine brought out her piggy banks and dumped them on the floor next to me. She just started counting,” Oelfke said. “She counted her money, then put it in baggies, then put it in her backpack. She said she was taking it to school for her friend … because her friend’s mom doesn’t have milk money.”
In a Facebook video that’s been viewed more than 9,000 times since Oct. 5, Sunshine’s grandmother Jackie Oelfke said her granddaughter’s generosity brought her to tears.
Sunshine lives with her grandmother because her mom is a drug addict who has been in and out of prison.
“She’s going to have enough issues growing up with this,” Oelfke told CBS. “I’ve never told her she can’t do something, and I didn’t want to start now.”
What an incredible little girl!
Oelfke has started a GoFundMe page, raising enough money to buy milk for every classmate for all of the second semester.
“Yes, Sunshine continues to take money she earns from the night before to school each day for her friends to have milk. I will continue to take the larger amounts to school so no one in her class goes without!! I don’t know how long she will continue this but I do know I won’t stop her….anyone that knows Sunshine knows I can’t when she is on a mission…her milk money mission.” Sunshine’s grandmother.