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Central Coast 3rd grader recognized by GoFundMe for creating multicultural school supplies

Madi's Crayons
Posted at 12:43 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 01:49:48-05

Eight-year-old Madison Wilson, an African-American elementary school student in the Santa Ynez Valley, is being recognized by GoFundMe for her multicultural school supply fundraiser.

GoFundMe, an online fundraising program, recognized Madison as their latest GoFundMe Kid Hero.

Madison said the idea began with a wish that there were crayons that represented all colors of skin so children could accurately draw themselves.

Madison and her mother began a fundraiser called 'Madi's Treasure Box' to work on achieving this goal which ultimately raised over $40,000. In order to have the 'movement grow exponentially' the fundraiser was ultimately turned into a nonprofit to help further distribute Madison's new crayon boxes.

Madison named the crayons 'World Changer' and they consist of 24 crayons with 16 skin colors, four hair colors, and four eye colors.

According to the GoFundMe website, a reason behind the recognition, "Madi's determination to bring about change is inspiring, and she believes other kids can make a difference, too."

Those interested in donating can do so directly on the website: www.MadisTreasureBox.com.

Madison also has a show on YouTube called "Madi's Corner."

Click here to find the GoFundMe Heroes page dedicated to Madison.

Previous coverage:
"Madi's Treasure Box" provides multicultural crayons to schools nationwide