Thanks to a fundraising effort by the Dawdy family in Brown County, Indiana, 300 school children started the new semester without any school lunch debt.
Late last year, Amber Dawdy learned that kids in the local public schools owed more than $6,000 to the food service department. This money had been building up over the last two years.
So, Amber began a Facebook fundraiser on December 13th to pay off lunch debt for all students in Brown County Schools.
It took just five days to raise $2,700. Another $3,500 was raised from other organizations and people in the county. Together, this amount paid off the debts on 352 student accounts.
For Amber, it was a way to show her three daughters how important it is to give back to their community.
And, it impacted the lives of hundreds of families, who were able to start their New Year with a clean slate.
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