“TO ME, THERE WAS NO OTHER REAL OPTION.”
“I wished for it for the kids. Where else would it go other than them?” Nicole Bollerman told NPR. “As you can see they are so wonderful, and I just wanted it to go to them.”
After winning $150,000 in the Capital One Wish for Others contest, third grade teacher Nicole Bollerman decided to give it all away. Bollerman teaches at UP Academy in Dorchester, Massachusetts and her winning wish was to provide her 3rd graders a book to take home over their Christmas break. That wish was granted, and more. What was supposed to be her prize after providing for her students, Bollerman decided to donate the $150,000 prize back to the school. This truly inspiring teacher, struggling to pay her own bills, decided that this money would benefit her students more.
Ellen Degeneres heard about this selfless teacher and brought her to her show where the school was awarded even more money, and the students and teachers were given Target gift cards and supplies that they desperately needed. A good deed, as you can see, sometimes can go a long way.
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