A sixth-grade student by the name of Sky has generously given up the money she’d saved for a graduation gift to herself and instead donated it towards aiding COVID-19 frontliners.
Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas lauded the act by sharing it on his Facebook page.
It’s already April 8, 2020. Back in our normal lives before COVID-19 outbreak, it’s graduation time. This student, Sky,…
“This student, Sky, was saving money for her graduation to buy a new cellphone,” he said. “She saved up 532 pesos, and since she cannot celebrate her graduation, she decided to give her money to our frontliners for their food.”
In a message to the Iloilo City Government Sky explained that since her graduation ceremony had been canceled she’d decided to donate the money to Iloilo’s donation drive instead.
She shared that she especially admired the work that our frontliners are doing since she hopes to one day become a nurse or doctor.
“Thank you, Sky, for thinking of others especially our frontliners,” Mayor Jerry wrote. “We have to take care of them so that they can continue to take care of us.”
“Graduation may be canceled for now, but let me be the first to greet you, congratulations! And this will be the most memorable graduation you’ll ever have because you were able to help those in need.”
He also assured that the money would go towards providing frontliners with vegetables.
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