Boy gets his wish: Tupperware for the whole class
When kindergartner Kristofer Robinson was given the chance to submit three wishes to the Tupperware company, his first thought was of his fellow classmates.
He wanted everyone in his class at St. Luke Lutheran School in Jefferson Township to get Tupperware products.
While the wish seems a little atypical for a 6-year-old, he said it's just about being nice.
“That's the right thing to do, and I love Tupperware,” said Kristofer, who has his own cabinet full of the plastic storage items at home thanks to his mom, Rachel, who has been a Tupperware saleswoman for about 2 1⁄2 years.
Each year, Tupperware accepts one wish for every $150 of merchandise a salesman sells, up to three wishes.
On Friday, Kristofer's kindergarten class received Tupperware lunch boxes. All 168 students at the school, from kindergarten through eighth grade, got water bottles.
The blue or pink camouflage lunch boxes contained a small plastic drink container, a sandwich box and another small storage container. The kids chose from blue, pink or green water bottles.
The products total retail value is about $2,900.
A former kindergarten teacher and mother of two, Rachel Robinson took the stage in the gym to announce the gift. She first talked to the students about how hard-plastic products are reusable and cut down on trash in the landfill.
School Principal Mark Wilt said Kristofer's thoughtfulness wasn't surprising.
“He's quite the little guy all the way around,” he said.
As a toddler, Kristofer went through cancer treatments and lost his right leg because of a rare cancerous tumor.
He is approaching his fourth year being cancer free.
He uses arm-brace crutches to get around, but it took him just a few seconds to leap from his seat and climb the few steps up to the stage to join his mom Friday morning.
He was quick to tell everyone that for his other two wishes he requested a bicycle and a trip to Disney World to celebrate being cancer free.
His wish for a bike was granted. He got it for Christmas.
“I was super excited,” he said.
The Disney trip is up to his mom, who can earn the trip through sales.
Jodi Weigand is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.