Five-Year-Old Lad Donates His Entire Piggy Bank To Help Ukraine
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A five-year-old boy from Ontario, Canada is pulling together all he can to help those affected by a war halfway across the world in Ukraine.
Liam Moore had amassed around AUD$30 (USD$20) in pocket money from doing chores and helping out around the house.
Despite only being a kindergartener, it seems Liam has a bright head on his shoulders as he is dipping into his piggy bank for a good cause.
Liam told Ottawa CTV News: "I'm giving it away because Ukraine needs money."
He attends St Paul's Catholic Elementary School, who has been conducting a student-led fundraiser to go towards the supporting the impact of war in Ukraine.
Over the past few weeks, Liam and his fellow students have been learning about the conflict and the impacts it's having on children his age in the country.
His mother, Pam Moore explained to CTV News: "He just seemed really excited to be involved and to help out.
"He said he wanted them to be safe and have a safe place because we have a safe place to live."
The fundraiser was put together by a Year 6/7 class at the school. Kids donated money and in return got to wear pyjamas or funny hats to class.
Instead of a classic gold coin donation, Liam decided he would donate his entire savings to the initiative.
The response from his fellow classmates was immense.
Allyson Gowswell, a Grade 7 student said: "The whole class cheered for him and clapped.
"I just thought it was really great that just a kindergartener can understand that there are people out there who need help and he was willing to help them."
The class had initially set a goal of raising AUD$700 (USD$500), but have since smashed that amount, hitting more than AUD$2,700 (USD$2,000).
Liam had originally been setting aside money to save up for a new action figure, according to his mum, however, he isn't fazed about having to start again.
Liam said: "I'm actually fine with the toys I have."
The absolute definition of a GOOD LAD.
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