Student Bails Out School by Donating Car

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 5:08 pm
By: News 9

By Melissa Maynarich, NEWS 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A small, private Christian school in the metro having financial trouble has been bailed out by one of their own students.

Tuition at the school is $275 a month, but many of the kids are on scholarships. So the money that is coming in, isn't enough to keep the school running for long.

Enrollment is down, expenses are up, and the dire economy is taking a toll, but eleventh-grader Breezy Kingsbury has donated her car for a fund-raising raffle.

"I felt it on my heart, to give my car away," Kingsbury said. "They were struggling with money and it was just something I felt like I had to do...the church has done so much to help my family, it was time to give back."

The school estimates, about 2,000 tickets have been sold.

Watch NEWS 9 at 6 for more on the student's gift to her struggling school.