A 12-year-old girl from California, USA, is doing something for a homeless man it means the world for many.
The girl that we are talking about has successfully raised around $50,000 for a homeless man that returned the lost wallet of her grandmother.
According to a report by People, Sean Currey, 57, was looking for food in a dumpster behind a coffee shop in San Rafael, California, when he found a wallet.
The man, who has been homeless for some time, said that he did think about using the credit cards that were inside the wallet but he ended up calling Evelyn Topper, the 80-year-old woman that owns the wallet.
During an interview with the Washington Post, Currey said:
Anybody in the position of being homeless and cold and tired and hungry, if they found a credit card, they’re going to think about it. But whether you’re going to act on it is two different things. I would rather be cold and hungry and know that I did the right thing.
The man currently lives in his Chevy Tahoe and has been homeless for around 5 years now.
Mikayla Gounard, the granddaughter of the woman, said that she was planning to raise money for charity for her drive by birthday party, however, she decided to donate all the money to Currey.
She had $475 at her party and gave them to Currey, but she wanted to do more.
A GoFundMe page was set up by the family and they did it to raise money for Currey so he could get off the streets and go into temporary housing so he could stay safe and warm.
The page was set up after the story went viral on social media and thousands of people were asking on how they could donate.
The GoFundMe page says:
This is Mikayla, my 12 year-old daughter – and Sean, a homeless gentleman who found her grandmother’s wallet in a dumpster and returned it with everything in it. An unlikely pair, whose lives became intertwined from one act of honesty and another of generosity. You may have seen their story on NBC Bay Area Proud on Christmas Eve and more recently in The Washington Post. What began with a lost wallet, progressed into Mikayla’s drive-by birthday fundraiser, and has now seeded a friendship with the entire family. How can you help? In the short-term, we would like to get Sean off of the streets and into a temporary housing situation that keeps him safe and warm. He is currently on the waiting list to receive one of the fifty (50) coveted Marin County Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers which will assist him with a more permanent solution. In the long-term, with your assistance, we would like to partner with Sean to create a sustainable row of tiny houses for the San Rafael homeless community at large, using his design and construction experience. This isn’t about charity. It’s about Compassion, the highest form of LOVE.
Please share far and wide so that we may collectively be a part of the solution to end homelessness. Let’s learn from our children to plant a seed and watch it grow…
So far, over $50,000 has been raised for Currey.
You can donate to this charitable cause by clicking here.