When she met with Sunshine's teacher, Rita Hausher, Oelfke found out that there are 20 kids in the class who don't have money for milk, which costs 45 cents a day, CBS News reported.
She shared her story on Facebook.
The post inspired people to pledge money for a milk fund for the class. So Oelfke started a GoFundMe to help pay for milk for the rest of the semester. She set the goal at $700. In a week, the account had more than $1,000 that will pay for milk for every child in the class for the rest of the year.
The goal was raised to $5,000, and donors have surpassed it and then some with more than $9,000.
Oelfke said Sunshine came home a few days later, “Guess what! My whole class got milk today. Layla now has milk money.”