6-Year-Old Bucks County Girl’s $14.70 Donation to Healthcare Workers, Inspires $60,000 in Future Donations
A little girl from Perkasie (Bucks County) has kick-started a huge campaign around the state to help healthcare workers, and it all started with $14.70.
6-year-old Sophie Myers wanted to do what she could to help those working the front lines of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Even though she didn't have much to give, she wanted to give all of her piggy bank savings to a local hospital.
"I decided to give it to Grandview Hospital and I thought it was going to be really helpful," Myers said in a video, which was posted on the hospital's Facebook page.
Myers delivered her entire piggy bank containing exactly $14.70, along with a thank you note for saving lives to the hospital. She said she had been saving the money since she was four.
"I know a lot of people aren't giving money so I was like, 'Ok I can give some money and get this process started so this coronavirus can be done,'" the adorable little girl revealed in the video.
After that, the unthinkable happened. Grandview Hospital shared what Myers had done on their Facebook page, and that encouraged others to give to the "piggy bank." In just over two weeks, the call has been heard loud and clear, and more than $60,000 has been raised for the hospital, WPVI-TV (6 ABC) reports. And, of course, it is all thanks to little Sophie.
"A couple of us cried to know that a little girl is thinking about us in a difficult time and gave us her bank," Grandview Hospital CEO Jean Keeler told 6 ABC.
Way to go, Sophie!