Phoebe Brown, 7, of Independence, Missouri, was food shopping with her Mom recently at a Hy-Vee market when she noticed a piece of paper on the floor. She picked it up and discovered it was a winning lottery ticket worth $100 dollars. What an exciting Christmas present that could be!
But Phoebe never considered how many Barbies she could buy with the winnings. Instead, she donated all of it to the Sycamore Hills Elementary School food drive. Thanks to her generous gift, the school donated over 1,700 canned goods, and 541 of them came from Phoebe's second grade class. As a bonus, this outpouring of groceries led the school to win the Independence School District's annual food drive competition, and as a reward, the school's gym teacher Herb Horseman let students in the second grade shave his long beard. And a lot of needy people got free food.