Ever wonder what you would do with all that money people raised for Karen Klein?
The famously bullied bus monitor received over $700,000 to retire! So what is she doing with her retirement money? Putting it to work!
The Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation is Karen's way of giving back and helping a cause she believes in. She says:
“I thought it would be a great idea, and I’m hoping this foundation will seriously help all these kids. It’s also not just kids. When you’re a kid being bullied, you should talk to an adult. When the adult is being bullied, I don’t know who the heck they can talk to. That’s why I want to help.’’
The new foundation will take Karen all over the countrry to tell her story and to preach the message that bullying isn't OK.
On the way, she'll join up with fellow anti-bullying advocates like Oprah's Big Give winner Stephen Paletta and Miss Teen USA Logan West.
“I’m excited. Just being able to go to several different states and spread the message, and also be able to work with Miss Teen USA is going to be great.”
We're so glad all that money went to a good cause! Be honest- would U have just sipped Margaritas poolside for the rest of your life?
The right person definitely got the money! What a beautiful ending to this story that started so ugly!
[Image via AP Images.]
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