EmauniJ Manley, a 7-year-old girl, found out that some of her classmates couldn’t afford school lunch and instantly, without any hesitation, she thought of a way to help them. This pushed her to start an internet fundraising campaign to which hundreds of individuals contributed to her reaching her goal.
“I saw some kids just eating a cheese sandwich,” EmauniJ told NBC.
When she discovered from her mother that other kids don’t have wnougj money to put on their lunch allowance, she decided that “I need to do a fundraiser so I can get more money for kids,” she added.
“I need to run a fundraiser so I can acquire more money for kids,” she continued after learning from her mother that other kids don’t have money to put on their lunch account.
EmauniJ and her mother, who also works at her school, created a Facebook fundraiser to earn money to cover as many kids’ lunch accounts as possible.
Initially, the fundraising program aims to ace $800, but it has already raised an overwhelming $4,300 in less than a week.
EmauniJ’s efforts were praised by Principal Ben Harrington. “It’s extremely great to see a 7-year-old student take the initiative to impact other pupils at the school,” he said.
Approximately, 100 pupils out of 500 receive alternative lunches, according to Harrington, despite the school system’s best efforts to avoid it.
“Elementary school students have a $25 deficit,” Harrington said. “They can go $25 before they get the alternative meal. Once you get into that deficit, sometimes it’s difficult to come back.”
More than just possessing a heart of gold, EmauniJ is also an author of a book which tackles positive self-image.