Viral: 6-Year-Old Watches Classmates Get ‘Lunch Shamed’ Next Move Leaves Parents Applauding

October 16, 2017
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…someone needs to find a way…

Viral: 6-Year-Old Watches Classmates Get ‘Lunch Shamed’ Next Move Leaves Parents Applauding

It is always embarrassing to get in line at the grocery store, only to realize you have left your wallet in the car. For children who do not have the means to pay for their school lunches, it is even worse, sometimes leaving them feeling ashamed by their families’ financial situation.

It is also heartbreaking that children who cannot pay for their lunches are sometimes denied lunch and therefore go hungry that day. However, food is not free, and ultimately someone needs to find a way to pay for it.

Recently, 6-year-old Amiah Van Hill was inspired after reading about a man named Jeffery Lew. Lew was able to crowd-fund enough to cover the school lunch debt of the entire Seattle School District.

Amiah realized that there may be children in her own school who were suffering because of unpaid school lunch debt. When she and her mother, Rachel Van Hill, discovered that the total lunch debt at her school was $40.55, Amiah decided she could do something to help.

With the help of her sister Aria, she built a lemonade stand with a sign that read “Lemonade 4 Lunch.” They quickly raised the money needed to pay off her school’s lunch debt.
“She wanted to donate the money to make sure no child gets left behind with eating,” her mother said. However, Amiah was not satisfied to stop there.

When she realized that her method was working, she decided to raise money for two more schools in her area. She was able to raise $300 to cover the lunch debt of those schools.
Amiah was then inspired to take her goals to the next level. She aimed to raised $23,000 to cover the lunch debt of her entire school district.

Her mother helped her set up a GoFundMe page to help her reach that goal, though Amiah continues to operate her lemonade stand. So far, the GoFundMe page has raised a total of $3,000.

Scott Maben, a spokesman for Coeur d’Alene Public Schools where Amiah attends school, said about her efforts, “She heard about families who struggle to pay, and she took action, raising and donating over $530 through her lemonade stand. Amiah is an inspiration, and we are excited to recognize her for her good deed.”

“I always wanted to do a lemonade stand, so now is my chance,” Amiah said. Instead of using the money for herself, though, she chose to work toward a higher cause.

Amiah found a small but meaningful way to help struggling families in her community. If everyone followed her lead, we could make a huge difference for the people around us!

“…an inseparable pair from day one.”

Viral: Girl Begs Parents for 3 Straight Months, What She Finally Sees Outside Blows Eyebrows Back

Hearts are collapsing to pieces over the moment a little girl’s heartfelt wish came true. Her emotions were priceless, reminding many of us of our own fervent childhood wishes.
Some kids dream of living in a treehouse. Others beg for a trampoline, a pair of skates, a swimming pool.

The little girl in this video had just one wish. For three months, she pleaded with her parents to make her shining dream come true.

Luckily for this little girl, Mom and Dad talked things over and decided to surprise their daughter with what she’d been so desperately hoping for. The big day finally arrived, beginning with a knock at the front door.

As the door opened, the little girl gasped in surprise. There, in her father’s arms, was the answer to her prayers.
“You got a puppy?” her high-pitched voice exclaimed. Her mouth dropped open in shock as her father asked, “Do you like her?”

Still in shock, the child scooped the puppy up into her arms and held her close. The sweet brown-and-white puppy’s tail was wagging, a delightful pink collar resting around her neck.
“What do you think?” her dad asked. But the little girl couldn’t answer.

She clutched her puppy close, burying her face into her fur. Overwhelmed with emotion, sobs shook the girl’s body as her father asked if she liked her new baby.
Yes, Dad. One million times, yes.

The puppy, a shelter rescue, was a perfect match for this proud new puppy-mom. “They have been an inseparable pair from day one,” her father shared.

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