Kristen Bell has more than 12 million followers on Instagram and has decided to use her celebrity status to help out teachers who are in need of school supplies.
Every week, over the past 6 months, she has been sharing stories from teachers on Instagram for project #FeatureTeachFriday.
For every post, she has highlighted the need teachers have for school supplies and has asked her followers to help out. Her call to action has been a huge success.
One teacher from North Carolina was flooded with tons of packages after she was featured on Bell’s Instagram back in May. The teacher told everyone they received a few hundred items, to date, and more come in every day.
Riggs also told WCNC reporters they have even received a gift from the United Kingdom and another from Zimbabwe!
Just recently, Kristen featured a first-grade teacher from Flint, Michigan. After just one week of appearing on her social media page, the teacher also experienced a flood of gifts, packages, and supplies from her Amazon wishlist!
The school said the generosity of others has been overwhelming. Gratitude is a sincere feeling and experiencing thankfulness and appreciation. We are far beyond just thankful and appreciative of Kristen and her #FeatureTeachFriday.
There has been an enormous outpouring of support, dedication, and love which has enriched and changed the lives of so many students through these unselfish donations.
If there is someone you would like to nominate to be featured on Kristen Bell’s Instagram, send her an email at #FeatureTeachFriday@gmail.com.
Another great avenue, if you want to help a teacher who has not been featured, go to Donors Choose and surprise your teacher with a donation at their nonprofit website by Clicking Here.