Contact Us

Over $300,000 (and counting) Raised To Send Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein On Vacation

Democrat and Chronicle

Yesterday, Chris Reed showed me one of the saddest videos I have seen in a very long time. I’ll take it a step further and admit that it actually pissed me off, and I could only watch a few minutes of it before having to turn it off.

The video featured 68-year-old bus monitor Karen Klein being verbally abused by a group of hateful middle school kids as they rode home from their Greece, NY middle school. Even though I couldn’t make it past the two-minute mark, the video went on for ten minutes – and for the entire duration of the the clip, you can hear the kids tearing down Klein with one hateful word after another.

calling her a bitch, fatass, poor, ugly, and various other words of the like. At one point in the video, you can hear one of the kids yell, “You’re so fuckin poor you fat ass,” in which Karen responds, “I try to live by some of these words, I try and it’s really hard,” referring to the words on her purse.

[via Indiegogo]

My heart literally broke for Karen, as it did for Max Sidorov,29, from Toronto who saw the video yesterday and was horrified when he saw the abuse that drove Klein to tears. Max knew that there had to be something that he could do to help Karen, so he set up a fundraising page on Indiegogo with hopes of raising $5,000 to send the abused bus monitor on a nice relaxing vacation.

As I write this at 5:03 P.M. on Thursday, June 21, 2012 Max has over $336,000 in pledges. To put things into perspective, when I started writing this story, the grand total was at $308,000. There are 29 days left for people to pledge donations toward Karen’s dream vacation. Hopefully, we can make her dream vacation a permanent vacation.

Ironically, just the other day I was checking out 21 pictures that will restore your faith in humanity on Buzzfeed, but this has topped each and every one of those.

Give Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein A Vacation

Best of Hot 107.9

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://1079ishot.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Friends with Benefits quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Friends with Benefits contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.