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Tattoo art helps raise money to eliminate lunch debt at elementary school

"It felt good to know that I was actually putting my money towards something that I knew was going to make a difference for those kids."

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Lindsey Bulla's artwork may have started as an idea for a tattoo, but it’s turned into a way to eliminate lunch debt for elementary school students.

Bulla painted the design of a deer on paper, and it quickly caught the eye of Jeff Turner. When Turner found out that the student lunch debt at Butcher-Greene Elementary School was almost $1,100, he put Bulla's artwork up for auction on a Facebook group for tattoos and art.

"I just can't imagine being about 7, 8 years old and going through that," Turner said. "Having someone tease you because you're not eating the same thing they are."

Turner received more than $1,700 in donations, enough to cover the debt of more than 40 students.

"It felt good to know that I was actually putting my money towards something that I knew was going to make a difference for those kids," Bulla said.

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