Campaign to send bullied school bus monitor on vacation ends Friday
Fri, 20 Jul 2012 15:07:38 GMT —
The online campaign that aimed to raise $5,000 to send bullied New York bus monitor Karen Klein on vacation is winding down - after tallying more than $683,000.
With about 10 hours left to go Friday, a spokeswoman for the fundraising site Indiegogo says more than 30,000 people from all over the world have contributed, with donations coming in from 84 countries and all 50 states. (Click here to donate)
The month-long campaign for the 68-year-old suburban Rochester grandmother was the idea of Max Sidorov, a 25-year-old Canadian who was moved by a video posted online showing Klein being tormented by middle school students on a school bus. The school system in the town of Greece has suspended four seventh-grade students for a year.
Klein couldn't immediately be reached by phone Friday.