Elon Students Raise Money To Send Their Favorite Coffee Shop Worker To Disney

Kathryn Thompson wasn’t just an employee that handed Elon University students their daily caffeine boost at the Acorn Coffee Shop – she’s more like a friend to the hundreds who know her.
After years of caring for students, Elon wanted to give something back.
Students Lucy Smith-Williams and Taylor Zisholtz decided to start the movement, asking students to donate just $1 each on a GoFundMe page. The end goal was to raise enough money to send Thompson and her family to Disney World.
Zisholtz told Elon Local News,

I really took to her warmth. She was very invested in where we were from, what we were doing, and when she said ‘it’s my dream,’ I thought, ‘well there’s 6,000 people here with at least a dollar. We could probably make this happen.’

The students have already surpassed their goal of $6,500 in just three weeks. Watch the heartwarming moment when they surprised Thompson with the vacation in the video above.
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