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8-Year-Old Pays off Entire School Lunch Debt by Selling Key Chains

First question: why is school lunch debt a thing? 8-year-old Keoni Ching sharpened his business and philanthropy skills to raise over $4,000 to pay off the lunch debt for his entire Vancouver, Washington school, along with six other schools. Keoni raised the money by selling his homemade key chains for $5 a pop, raising $4,015 during his Benjamin Franklin Elementary School’s Kindness Week, KETV reports. Even though Keoni is a diehard Miami Dolphins fan, he said he was inspired by 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, who donated more than $27,000 to pay off school lunch debt. In 2017-18, 75% of school districts had unpaid meal bills.

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