Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein Uses Donated Money to Give Back
Karen Klein, the bullied bus monitor who gained national fame and support, after a video went viral of her being verbally harrassed by a group of bullies is using donated money to start an anti-bullying foundation.
The Youtube video which received over 8 million views resulted in a one-year suspension for the students and about $750,000 in donations for Karen to finally retire.
Klein’s daughter Amanda will be administering the “Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation”. She explained that Karen kept $650,000 of the donated money and will be using the other $100,000 to start the organization, which will in turn, provide support to other anti-bullying causes.
“We’re hoping to get other people to put money in it, and this is going to be for education for people that have been bullied, for people that just — for people that need it for this situation,” Klein said.
“The goal of the anti-bullying campaign is to help teach kids and teens about being kind, friendly and playing nicely with others,” she also added. “Because of my own personal bullying story, I’ve now decided to become an advocate of change.”
Klein and her family are using some of the money to go to Disneyland on Friday.