The supermodel is fulfilling teachers' Amazon wishlists and wants to give more.
Supermodel, mom, chef, and social media influencer Chrissy Teigen wants to help teachers have a great school year, so she took to Twitter. Teigen has asked teachers to send her their Amazon wishlists for the year and plans to buy as many of them as she can.
If you are a teacher in need of supplies for the upcoming school year, please drop your amazon wishlist here, I will do as many as I can!— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 23, 2020
Teigan put her money where her mouth is and fulfilled 50 of the wishlists in less than a day. She posted again to let followers know she will be getting to more this week and wants to focus on "struggling districts and special needs."
Today I cleared 50 entire lists and countless extra items were purchased from lovely people just passing through. Will do more this week and would love to focus on struggling districts and special needs. Please keep posting in this thread!— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 24, 2020
Fans have responded in kind, with several offering to chip in and help pay for more supplies for teachers. One woman from Australia shared that teachers there don't have to pay for supplies, and wants to help pay it forward. Others have asked for a place to donate, a Venmo, or other ways to help.
Chrissy, is there a Venmo we can donate to- would love to help teachers buy supplies, especially those with very low/no budgets.— All Things Sports (@Pasa_SportsTalk) August 24, 2020
Thanks so much for supporting teachers, Chrissy! We're a nonprofit that's helped 4.4 million donors crowdfund 1.7 million teacher requests from public school teachers nationwide. Let us know if we can help!— DonorsChoose (@DonorsChoose) August 24, 2020
I would like to pay for some teachers lists. I live in Melbourne, Australia and teachers do not have to pay for their own supplies so please send me some lists so I can pay it forward 💕💓can’t understand why they are left to pay for this on their own xx— Michelle (@michllouise) August 24, 2020
Some of the responses are basic like paper, books, manipulatives, and more. Others are hoping for technology to aid special needs students, and still, others want to help with facemasks to donate and more.
I’m not a teacher but I’m a school nurse for a middle school of approx 600 low income students. We’ve been trying to collect reusable water bottles for our kids when they come back so we don’t have to have them sharing water fountains with Covid going on. Any help is great!!❤️— Patty Bowlus (@pbowlus) August 24, 2020
Reaching Out Community Services is in need of supplies for our back pack back to school event for low-income, minority & immigrant children we are still in need of : 600 marble notebooks & folders then 100 each packs of pens, pencils, loose leaf, glue,post-it— Tom Neve (@RCSPROGRAMS) August 24, 2020
Midvale Mustangs in Midvale Utah. My sister is a teacher there and on her 1st week they took them to a shelter to show them where a majority of their students will live. It’s heartbreaking! These are some of the most deserving kids and teachers!!— Ashley (@smashleyevelyn) August 24, 2020
Please consider a friend of mine. She teaches children with learning disabilities in a school that serves low income families. She had a student go missing this summer and spent her own money and time helping the search parties and the family.— Misty (@Mi5tylynn) August 24, 2020
It is great that you are doing this! As someone that is getting ready for student teaching & plans on being a teacher after December I know that the teachers that you're clearing their lists are going to feel loved! pic.twitter.com/0HX4lUUqRT— Nicole Sperry (@nksperry) August 24, 2020
Hi Chrissy— this is actually my list from last year and honestly the only thing on it that I really need right now is the doc camera because I’m doing remote instruction. Thanks for doing this for teachers and I hope you take a look at my list!! https://t.co/zZCsKnVaXd— _theschoolgirl (@_theschoolgirl) August 24, 2020
What do you think about Teigen’s efforts? What other celebrities have you seen supporting teachers?