Help Kids In Need Eat Lunch

$28,285 of $27,919 goal

Raised by 562 people in 8 months
I am inspired by a story about kids in debt for school lunches. Being raised by a single mom after my dad was killed by a drunk driver when I was 6, I am all too familiar with school lunch shaming. I worked in the cafeteria to pay for my lunch or I had to eat a brown bag PB&J. School lunch is often the most nutritious meal some kids eat all day. Other kids know the ones that can't afford to eat and will often bully them. This causes additional issues in learning performance and social anxiety to the more obvious nutritional problems. If we can help even one child succeed our efforts are worthwhile. I am dealing with cancer right now. I am writing this from my hospital be at Providence Cancer Center. The experience of dealing with chemotherapy and radiology changes my world view. I want to help others as I have been helped. We are stronger together. The world is a better place for us and our children if we can show love and help others where we can. Our children are our future, so To help the children and families in need I called Portland Public Schools and inquired how we can pay the kid's debt across the whole district. The total is $27,919. I am sure we can raise that. Let's show the world we love our kids. If Seattle can do it so can Portland!
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Thank you all for the help. PPS Nutrition has cleared the debt. There is even a bill on Governor Brown's desk to correct this issue in the future!

My gratitude to everyone.

Sean Sexton
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Thank you KXL Radio News 101 and Chris Brown!! Please listen to our story and/or visit KXL.com. We are pulling together as a community to solve our local issues. This makes me proud to be part of our community! YOU make this all possible. I am so grateful. This fills me with hope, which can only be a good thing in my fight with cancer. Thank you all again! - Sean Sexton

http://www.kxl.com/help-kids-need-eat-lunch/
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We are approaching the 1/3 funding mark! I want to thank everyone that has contributed. YOU! The media, Providence Cancer Center, and everyone sharing the story to get the word out. Since the media blast is done for now, we are left with 'grassroots' efforts to complete the majority of our funding the the kids and families that can't help themselves like the rest of us can. Pease share with everyone you know. If every resident of Portland sympathizes with our cause only one in 4 would have to donate $1!! Since this is a difficult goal we all need to share. I have seen donations from some of my fellow cancer patients here at the hospital and have been able to thank them personally. This made me cry this morning. There are more good people in this world than bad ones. Especially here in Portland!! Thank you all gain. - Sean Sexton
The heroes that feed out kids!
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News story from KATU Channel 2.

I want to thanks our real heroes. YOU! By donating to feed our school kids and provide relief to families, you are 'paying it forward ' and investing in our future as a whole. Thank you. ❤️

http://katu.com/news/local/man-battling-cancer-wants-to-raise-28k-to-cover-lunch-debt-for-all-pps-students
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Jeff Lew
8 months ago

I am rooting for you! I am so happy that you started one for Portland schools. Go Portland! Love, Seattle.

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Chris Henson Woodard
8 months ago

Sean, what you are doing for Portland school kids is nothing short of a miracle in itself! I wish you all the best as you deal with your health challenges, and I know you'll prevail. Thank you so much for all you're doing!

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$28,285 of $27,919 goal

Raised by 562 people in 8 months
Created May 31, 2017
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Jane Russell
6 months ago

Thanks to all the folks who helped make this donation!

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7 months ago
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kathleen kirgin
8 months ago

Thank you for initiating this compassionate and much needed program

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8 months ago
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8 months ago
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Jeffery Lew
8 months ago
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Dear Portland, Here you go! Congrats on hitting your goal! Go Portland! Love, Seattle

Jeff Lew
8 months ago

I am rooting for you! I am so happy that you started one for Portland schools. Go Portland! Love, Seattle.

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Chris Henson Woodard
8 months ago

Sean, what you are doing for Portland school kids is nothing short of a miracle in itself! I wish you all the best as you deal with your health challenges, and I know you'll prevail. Thank you so much for all you're doing!

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