A 30-year-old guy named Matt White was at a grocery store in Memphis earlier this month. And a 16-year-old kid named Chauncy Black offered to carry his bags to the car, if he’d buy him some donuts . . . because he was hungry.
So Matt started talking to him . . . found out his mom is disabled . . . and ended up buying him the donuts AND a week’s worth of groceries. Then he drove him home . . . met his mom . . . and saw the run-down place they’ve been living in.
They’ve been so strapped for cash that Chauncy hadn’t gotten new clothes in three years. But he gets straight A’s, and he’s been trying to get a job to help out.
So Matt posted about it on Facebook, and set up a GoFundMe page to raise $250 for a lawnmower . . . so Chauncy could make money mowing lawns over the summer. And in two weeks, people have donated over 270 THOUSAND dollars.
Apparently Matt has a lead on a new house for them, and they’re staying in a hotel for now. But they’ve already gotten a bunch of new clothes and other stuff.
If you want to donate, just search for “Chauncy’s Chance” on GoFundMe.com. But Matt hopes that people who hear about the story remember there are a lot of OTHER families out there who ALSO need a hand up. (ABC News / Facebook)