Seven year old empties piggy bank for Back to School event

Monday, August 20, 2012

Katherine Kang emptied her piggy bank
to buy socks for the Back to School fund

By Julie Kang

Shoreline Back to School Event is less than a week away on this coming Saturday, August 25, 2012 at North City Elementary School. Over 1100 students have registered to receive support for school supplies, socks and underwear, haircut, and other resources

Every year, Katherine Kang (Age 7) has been asking school supplies for this annual event. This year, in lieu of birthday gifts, she asked for socks and underwear to share with children in need. 

According to the event planners, this year, financial contributions have been slow and they are struggling to meet the target to support 1200 plus children in the Shoreline area. When Katherine heard that the event planners may have to cut some of the things on the supply list, she decided to empty out her piggy bank. Even though the total is only a bit over $100, it's allowance she has saved over a year. 

Katherine said, "Everyone can make a difference. I make $1 a day and I can donate a dime. My mommy makes $100 a day and she can donate $10. It's all the same because they are both 10 percent". 

I hope her story will encourage others to donate 10 percent of their day's wage for this important event. 

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