GoFundMe Campaign For Little Village Paleta Seller Raises $385,000

A fundraising campaign for Fidencio Sanchez has raised more than 50 times the original $3,000 that was sought.
A fundraising campaign for Fidencio Sanchez has raised more than 50 times the original $3,000 that was sought.
A fundraising campaign for Fidencio Sanchez has raised more than 50 times the original $3,000 that was sought.
A fundraising campaign for Fidencio Sanchez has raised more than 50 times the original $3,000 that was sought.

GoFundMe Campaign For Little Village Paleta Seller Raises $385,000

Talk about the kindness of strangers! Fidencio Sanchez and his wife are about to receive $385,000—donations sent by friends, neighbors, and complete strangers. The 89-year-old man from Little Village was retired until financial circumstances forced him to return to work selling Mexican popsicles, or paletas, from a cart. When his story went viral, so did the GoFundMe campaign seeking to help him. DNAInfo reporter Kelly Bauer tells us about his story and what’s been called the largest GoFundMe campaign in Illinois.