Side hustles are becoming ever so popular in 2020, but an elementary school student made one of his own to do good with.
8-year-old Keoni Ching sharpened his business and philanthropy skills to raise over $4,000 to pay off the lunch debt for his entire Vancouver, Washington school, along with six other schools.
Keoni raised the money by selling his homemade key chains for $5 a pop, raising $4,015 during his Benjamin Franklin Elementary School’s Kindness Week. Even though Keoni is a diehard Miami Dolphins fan, he said he was inspired by 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, who donated more than $27,000 to pay off school lunch debt. In 2017-18, 75% of school districts had unpaid meal bills.
With his handmade key chains that go for $5 each, this 8-year-old boy raised $4,015 to erase the lunch debt of students from his school and six others. https://t.co/07aDFmhoX3
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