Girl uses Christmas money to pay others’ lunch debts

BELGRADE (AP) — A Belgrade girl has donated part of her Christmas money to help pay other students’ school lunch debts.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported Tuesday that 10-year-old Julie Foret donated $80 to Ridge View Elementary School to go towards those debts. Julie was inspired after overhearing her neighbor Shawnna McLaughlin say she wanted to donate money for that purpose.

Julie says she decided to donate because she already has so many toys.

Together, Julie and McLaughlin donated $120.

Julie hopes that by help with families’ lunch debt they will have extra money to spend on Christmas gifts for their kids.

Julie’s mother, Elizabeth Scott, describes her daughter as a selfless person who is always considering the needs of others.