Donations for bullied bus monitor soar past $500,000
The online campaign raising money to send a bullied New York school bus monitor on vacation has surpassed its goal – by more than half a million dollars.
The rapidly growing “Lets Give Karen – The bus monitor – H Klein A Vacation!” campaign on Indiegogo.com, a site devoted to raising money for various causes, reached nearly $550,000 by midday Friday, just two days after it was started. The original goal was set at $5,000.
The campaign will remain open to donations for 28 more days.
Karen Klein, 68, who earns about $15,000 a year as a bus monitor, said, “It’s a nice gesture, but I don’t know if it’s real or not,” after hearing about the donations. “It sounds too good to be true.”