WATCH: Karen Klein Collects Her $700K Check From Indiegogo
You may remember how Karen Klein was extremely bullied by a few kids on a school bus for around 15 minutes. She was hit, taunted, and even told that her family should “kill themselves.” After the video went on the Internet Max Sidorov started a charity campaign to send Klein on a nice vacation. Rather than raising a small amount, the Internet donated $700,000+ to her. Klein retired since then and started an anti-bullying foundation. The kids that taunted her were suspended.
Sidorov started the campaign on Indiegogo with a goal of raising $5,000. Sidorov surpassed the goal in a few hours and after 2 days $500,000 was raised. Sidorov said that the fund received donations from over 30,000 people in 84 different countries. Klein retired from her $15,506 salary job at Athena Middle School.
“It’s hard to believe that people donated like that. I paid my car, I paid my house off.”
Klein is using $100,000 to start the anti-bullying foundation. She is also donating some money to special needs charities. Here’s a video of Klein receiving the check: