After overhearing another child’s mother say she was having a hard time paying for an after-school program, Katelynn Hardee, 5, spoke to her own mother about how she could help other students.
Katelyn set up a cocoa-and-cookies stand, and it turned into a success. She soon decided the money she made would be used to pay off the lunch debt of 123 students in her San Diego County school district.
“I don’t want people to be hungry,” Hardee said. It is not known what the bill for the school lunches was.
Her selfless action was recognized recently with an award from administrators at her school, Breeze Hill Elementary, part of the Vista Unified School District in Vista, California.