This is showing some hustle!
An 8-year-old from Vancouver, Washington, named Keoni Ching decided he wanted to help out his fellow students during what was called “Kindness Week” at his school.
To accomplish this, he made key customized key chains because, as he told CNN, “I love key chains. They look good on my backpack.”
Word spread, and not just through Vancouver, but all of the country. Keoni and his parents, Barry and April, had orders coming in from Alaska, Rhode Island, Minnesota, and Arizona, among other places. One individual purchased $100 worth of the key chains.
The handmade key chains sold at $5, and Keoni ended up raising $4,015 dollars, which went to erase the lunch debt of students not only from his school, but six others.
“Lunches here are about $2. But if you have two or three kids and for whatever reason, you’ve missed (paying for) a week of lunch or breakfasts, that adds up pretty quickly,” Franklin Elementary’s Principal Woody Howard said to CNN. “This type of a gift takes a little bit of pressure off of your family.”