FRONTENAC —  Paying forward only $1 a month, Frontenac students bought three local residents and their family food on Friday.

The Frontenac Dollar Club has $1 a month due,s and is open to all students K-12. There are approximately 20 children actively involved in the club — although many more students help raise money for the “random acts of kindness.”

Frontenac Technology Teacher Eric Gudde is in charge of the club.

“It brings out the best in the kids — doing amazing things with very little money,” he said.

“Although they each only pay $1, it is much more than by itself.”

The club started in August and their first act of kindness was bringing bubbles to daycare children aged 18 months to three years. Throughout the past several months they brought kindness to the police station —they brought food trays — and paid for meals at Sonic.

For Friday’s random act of kindness, the club had collected over $150 starting in January.

Two sixth grade Dollar Club members, Lane Sullivan and Colin Hite, went to Walmart and paid for three different customers’ groceries.

“We walked around the store and picked people who we thought would make their day,” Sullivan said.

Hite said it was something he enjoyed

“We had fun and we liked doing it,” Hite said. “I really liked making their day.”

One of the recipients was blown away at their kindness and was surprised because out of all the people in Walmart that day he was chosen by these children.
“He was blown away — his eyes were watery,” Gudde said. “He was lost for words.”

Gudde said he hopes the children will continue these random acts of kindness as the go forward in life.

— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP.