When seven-year-old Helaina Morgan's mother told her that a local family couldn't afford to buy ice cream and cookies, Helaina immediately took action.
The Syracuse, New York, Grade 2 student sent a letter to three-year-old Essence Fry — and enclosed $10 from her piggy bank.
"Hi Essence: Here is $10 from me. You can go to the grocery stor [sic] and buy wat you want. I like ice cream and sprinkls. Sincerely: Helaina," she wrote.
Essence's mother, Meghan, had been featured in a Syracuse Post-Standard story about working families who need to use food stamps. Moved by the article, Helaina's mother, Roberta, decided to send Meghan and Essence a gift card to buy extra groceries.
"When I told her that this family usually didn't have extra money to buy ice cream, cookies or gummies, she actually gasped, then asked me if we could bring them some food," Roberta told the Post-Standard.
Roberta explained that they couldn't just show up at a stranger's home with food. Helaina asked if she could giveRead More »from Syracuse girl, seven, sends piggy-bank money to three-year-old in need