Every child who has seen Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory has dreamed of the day when they find something invaluable that can change their lives and the lives of others. Some get that opportunity but have to make a difficult decision, others try to bless their community with skills they learn. For one little girl in Missouri, the dream to help others came true in an unexpected way.
On November 9th, 7-year-old Phoebe Brown spotted a discarded lottery ticket in the parking lot of a grocery store. She just knew that she had a winner. Phoebe told FOX 4 News, “I saw that lottery ticket and it had a two on the back. I thought I’d better pick it up, and I told my mom it was a winner.”
The winning scratch off that bore the Mizzou Tigers logo was worth $100.
Pheobe’s family have had their fair share of bad luck but instead of thinking about herself or her family, she took it one step further. She decided to help those who were really in need.
Her elementary school had already been collecting canned foods to help the less fortunate during the holiday season, and Phoebe knew exactly what she wanted to do with the money.
She took the earnings and purchased $100 worth of groceries to add to their school’s donations.
Not only did her winnings from the scratch-off go to a good cause by helping feed others, they also put her class above their goal. Because of this, they were able to shave their gym teacher’s long beard, as he had promised.
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