Instead Of Wedding Gifts, A Couple Asked People To Donate School Supplies
By Hope Bidegainberry on August 1, 2019
A couple in Florida named Matt and Kelli Cameron got married recently. And instead of asking for gifts, they used it as an opportunity to give back . . .
Kelli works as a first-grade teacher, and knows that a lot of kids’ parents can’t afford school supplies. Which means teachers end up spending their own money on them.
So instead of gifts, she and Matt asked people to buy school supplies they could DONATE.
The school where Kelli works didn’t need the help. So she reached out to her district to find a school that did. And all the stuff went to a high-poverty rate elementary school in Tampa.
Their wedding guests donated over 70 backpacks filled with all kinds of stuff. Everything from pens and notebooks, to water bottles and headphones.
Kelli says it’s really important for kids to feel excited when they start the school year. And she’s glad they could help, even just a little bit.