BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – A Michigan woman who began panhandling to raise $24,000 for her daughter to attend Michigan State University is calling it quits after raising less than half of her goal.
Lori Truex (TRU'-ex) tells the Battle Creek Enquirer she'll end her fundraising campaign Thursday to return to work as a school bus driver. She says she raised more than $10,000 — $5,400 from an online GoFundMe account and $4,800 from her panhandling or checks deposited by donors into a credit union account she opened for the drive.
Truex says grants, scholarships and loans will help make up the difference.
She began standing with a sign on corners around the city on June 14.
Her daughter, Kendall Truex, moved into her MSU dormitory on Thursday. Classes start Wednesday.
Information from: Battle Creek Enquirer, http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com