13-year-old Taylor Richardson lives in Jacksonville, Florida. She has always been interested in space, and really wants to be an astronaut. She was inspired by the movie, Hidden Figures, about the African-American women who were mathematicians who sent the first American into space. She liked the movie SO MUCH, she decided to set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to send other young girls to the movies to see it.
Her first goal was to raise enough money to send 100 girls to see Hidden Figures. She has so far paid for more than 1000 girls to see the movie!! She has raised enough money that she has also been able to give more than 700 books out, as well. Taylor says, "I feel it is important for everyone who has a dream or who may feel they can't reach it or are told they shouldn't reach, to see this movie. Girls need to know if we do the work and stick together like these women did, and we can accomplish many things. One day maybe one of us will even be president!"
Taylor's efforts have gotten her recognized as GoFundMe's Hero of the Month for February.