Pocket money provides 100 school breakfasts
A very special little girl called Amelia has done a very courageous and generous thing.
Amelia had been diligently saving her pocket money all year round and decided to donate it to the Y's Schools' Breakfast Program.
Here is what Amelia had to say:
"Hi, I'm Amelia and I'm 7 years old. Every week I get pocket money and I save some to donate. At the end of last year I had $50 to donate and Mummy let me choose. I chose to donate to the YMCA School Breakfast program because some kids arrive at school and they haven't had breakfast. Kids need breakfast to help their brains concentrate so that they can learn! I love breakfast! I wanted to make sure that all of the kids that go to school have had breakfast. Mummy told me that my donation will feed 100 kids breakfast! That's a lot. I'm really happy that the children can now all have breakfast!
Amelia's hard-earned pocket money has contributed to approximately 100 breakfast meals for school students across South East Queensland — making a huge difference to those children who would otherwise miss out on a nutritious start to the day.
Amelia is an inspiring little girl that at such a young age, already sees the importance of contributing to bettering the lives and wellbeing of others, and empathises with the mission of our Schools' Breakfast Program.
Amelia has become a strong symbol of what the Y stands for and we are so very thankful to her for her generosity and kindness.