Help South Greenville Elementary!

$88,960 of $25k goal

Raised by 2,372 people in 2 months
Ellen DeGeneres
on behalf of Lakeesha Lynch
 GREENVILLE, NC
Ellen is encouraging all her fans and viewers to help support her latest amazing guests, second grade teacher Michael Bonner and his students at South Greenville Elementary! South Greenville is a Title I elementary school in Greenville, NC, based in a neighborhood with a 100% poverty rate. Despite the circumstances, the students are resilient in their pursuit of education, and led by amazing teachers like Mr Bonner, featured on the Ellen Show today!


Mr Bonner explained that the school is in dire need of funding and materials, as many of the students are homeless and have very difficult home lives. Through unique and fun lesson plans and activities (like educational rap videos!), he has found ways to reach his students and make a difference. The school is on a tight budget however, and many teachers like Mr Bonner reach into their own pockets to provide kids with school supplies, clothing and meals.

Any and all donations will help this school reach its full potential! Join the Ellen DeGeneres Show and Walmart in giving back to this deserving teacher and school!



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Melanie Wight
2 months ago

Please Ellen - fund a breakfast program - ending the hunger pains will help these children and the teachers more than anything else.

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Barbara Stokes
2 months ago

So excited that a teacher in my hometown was honored. Thank you Mr. Bonner for your selfless service.

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Tiana Bates
2 months ago

This is such a wonderful reason for a go fund me campaign. Watching this story on Ellen left me in tears! It is so amazing to see children who are being taught to strive for the best academically but also being encouraged mentally and emotionally! Great job Mr. Bonner and thank you Ellen! It may be a good idea to use some of the proceeds to purchase uniforms for the children in the school. Uniforms can certainly be costly for parents who are focusing on just trying to make it day to day. Thank you for all that you do! ♥

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Frank Francis
2 months ago

What an amazing man. Thank you Mr. Bonner for making a difference in so many lives. Teachers deserve so much more recognition and benefits than they receive. You are a wonderful example of a young man in America. Can't say thank you enough. this IS what gofundme should be for.

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Bridget Gibbs
2 months ago

Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve. What an amazing example Mr. Bonner! #wssu #rampride #teacherschangelives

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Sandy Sieja Tewell
2 months ago

I wish I could donate, but that teacher is a blessing to those children..Way to go..

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Kris Bennett
2 months ago

I am excited and overwhelmed with emotion to see such a positive young black man inspiring the lives of others and bettering his community! What an amazing teacher, man and role model Mr. Bonner is! Kudos to you sir, you are part of the new American dream!

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Lorra Lynn
2 months ago

Thank you Ellen and my employer Walmart...They get a lot of grief but they hand out a lot of money to worthwhile causes.

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Cinda L. Miller
2 months ago
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8

Mr. Bonner spoke several times about the children being hungry. What can be done to change that? Just because a family is without money should not keep them from having food. It is very hard to learn when the brain is without nutrients. I agree with Melanie Wight. If our tax money isn't fulfilling that, then somehow we as a society has to make it happen.

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Rachel Daliwolf Hug
2 months ago
8
8

Mr. Bonner is a SUPERHERO, as are all teachers! Keep doing what you are doing Mr. Bonner! Those beautiful kids are our future here in America! Thanks Ellen for introducing Mr. Bonner and his beautiful kids to us!

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Mark Quinn
2 months ago
4
4

Sir, you are an amazing and inspiring teacher and human being. Your story has caused me to evaluate whether I can be a better example to my children and their friends.

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Monalisa Barnes
2 months ago
4
4

Mr. Bonner I am so proud of you! Keep leading by example you are a shining light where it is dark for these kids. God bless you.

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Nichole Alvarado
2 months ago
2
2

So awesome that guy personally deserves some sort of reward not only the school but what he's doing is so awesome!

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Tony Powell
2 months ago
1
1

My name is powell , i am a quaderplegic with Cerebral Palsy i am wanting to go on a vacation so that i can go and see some other time place and have fun and relax ... my days are confined to one town and to my house most of the time because i do not have the finances to take a vacation on my own .so i am asking for a little help to be able to do this .... i am not only asking for me ,but for my mom as well she doesnt get to ever have time to her self because i require 24 hr. care and that's just want she does for me everyday ...she is an awesome woman and i love her very much if it was not for her i do not know where i would be. i am asking for you help thank you. If you are unable to donate. please share my link!! …

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Angela Mikesell
2 months ago
1
1

Such an amazing story, I would love to see updates about this school and the success with the money being raised. Its so refreshing to see so many people want to help fund this school for these children. Im hoping a breakfast program can be set up for these children so they can get proper nutrition. Just another reason why we all love ELLEN,Thank you for doing amazing things to help out others ELLEN!!

+ Read More
Emma Kathleen Daley
2 months ago
1
1

I really hope a good chunk is used to help feed the kids so that their brains can get the power that they need.

+ Read More
KT Kennedy Rizzo
2 months ago
1
1

Should totally get a breakfast program for these kids in the morning would support that , these kids and teacher are amazing......

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Tayler Gamble
14 days ago

My name is Tayler. I'm a high school student in the 10th grade and have recently received a letter from Stanford to apply to their High school Summer College program. I have been recently accepted and am very excited about it, but the expenses are well over $15,000. This money goes toward fees such as meal plans, housing, program fees, and tuition. While I have two loving parents who work everyday at my expense and while I work diligently everyday to prove my worth both in and outside of school, this bill is quite a sum of money in which we don't have the funds. I would love to attend this school and would hate to be held back by such material possessions. The money is due fairly soon and help would be greatly appreciated! I' ve dreamed of going to Stanford for as long as I can remember and to be invited at such a young age brings me great honor! I would be forever in the debt of those who donated the smallest of donations! The love I have for my education is more than can be explained and such help with this fee would brighten my world!

+ Read More
Hira Raja
15 days ago

Hi everyone. If I can please have a moment of you time to go to the link below to read and share. Anything help. It would mean the world to me. Thank you!

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Dockery Arbreal
15 days ago

Can you all help me lay my sister to rest she was uninsured , I have no money to lay her to rest and she past unexpectedly.....If you are interested he name is myiesha Tate 31 years old she pasted on the 8 of march

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$88,960 of $25k goal

Raised by 2,372 people in 2 months
Created January 12, 2017
Ellen DeGeneres  
on behalf of Lakeesha Lynch
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$100
James Erickson
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$10
Rachael Leonard
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Audrey Lind
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Thomas Smith
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$5
monia guerrier
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Liz Bowen
3 days ago
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$5
yakale gakuy
5 days ago
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Patti Weber
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1
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$5
barbara mueller
6 days ago
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$10
James Hryekewicz
7 days ago
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Melanie Wight
2 months ago

Please Ellen - fund a breakfast program - ending the hunger pains will help these children and the teachers more than anything else.

+ Read More
Barbara Stokes
2 months ago

So excited that a teacher in my hometown was honored. Thank you Mr. Bonner for your selfless service.

+ Read More
Tiana Bates
2 months ago

This is such a wonderful reason for a go fund me campaign. Watching this story on Ellen left me in tears! It is so amazing to see children who are being taught to strive for the best academically but also being encouraged mentally and emotionally! Great job Mr. Bonner and thank you Ellen! It may be a good idea to use some of the proceeds to purchase uniforms for the children in the school. Uniforms can certainly be costly for parents who are focusing on just trying to make it day to day. Thank you for all that you do! ♥

+ Read More
Frank Francis
2 months ago

What an amazing man. Thank you Mr. Bonner for making a difference in so many lives. Teachers deserve so much more recognition and benefits than they receive. You are a wonderful example of a young man in America. Can't say thank you enough. this IS what gofundme should be for.

+ Read More
Bridget Gibbs
2 months ago

Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve. What an amazing example Mr. Bonner! #wssu #rampride #teacherschangelives

+ Read More
Sandy Sieja Tewell
2 months ago

I wish I could donate, but that teacher is a blessing to those children..Way to go..

+ Read More
Kris Bennett
2 months ago

I am excited and overwhelmed with emotion to see such a positive young black man inspiring the lives of others and bettering his community! What an amazing teacher, man and role model Mr. Bonner is! Kudos to you sir, you are part of the new American dream!

+ Read More
Lorra Lynn
2 months ago

Thank you Ellen and my employer Walmart...They get a lot of grief but they hand out a lot of money to worthwhile causes.

+ Read More
Cinda L. Miller
2 months ago
8
8

Mr. Bonner spoke several times about the children being hungry. What can be done to change that? Just because a family is without money should not keep them from having food. It is very hard to learn when the brain is without nutrients. I agree with Melanie Wight. If our tax money isn't fulfilling that, then somehow we as a society has to make it happen.

+ Read More
Rachel Daliwolf Hug
2 months ago
8
8

Mr. Bonner is a SUPERHERO, as are all teachers! Keep doing what you are doing Mr. Bonner! Those beautiful kids are our future here in America! Thanks Ellen for introducing Mr. Bonner and his beautiful kids to us!

+ Read More
Mark Quinn
2 months ago
4
4

Sir, you are an amazing and inspiring teacher and human being. Your story has caused me to evaluate whether I can be a better example to my children and their friends.

+ Read More
Monalisa Barnes
2 months ago
4
4

Mr. Bonner I am so proud of you! Keep leading by example you are a shining light where it is dark for these kids. God bless you.

+ Read More
Nichole Alvarado
2 months ago
2
2

So awesome that guy personally deserves some sort of reward not only the school but what he's doing is so awesome!

+ Read More
Tony Powell
2 months ago
1
1

My name is powell , i am a quaderplegic with Cerebral Palsy i am wanting to go on a vacation so that i can go and see some other time place and have fun and relax ... my days are confined to one town and to my house most of the time because i do not have the finances to take a vacation on my own .so i am asking for a little help to be able to do this .... i am not only asking for me ,but for my mom as well she doesnt get to ever have time to her self because i require 24 hr. care and that's just want she does for me everyday ...she is an awesome woman and i love her very much if it was not for her i do not know where i would be. i am asking for you help thank you. If you are unable to donate. please share my link!! …

+ Read More
Angela Mikesell
2 months ago
1
1

Such an amazing story, I would love to see updates about this school and the success with the money being raised. Its so refreshing to see so many people want to help fund this school for these children. Im hoping a breakfast program can be set up for these children so they can get proper nutrition. Just another reason why we all love ELLEN,Thank you for doing amazing things to help out others ELLEN!!

+ Read More
Emma Kathleen Daley
2 months ago
1
1

I really hope a good chunk is used to help feed the kids so that their brains can get the power that they need.

+ Read More
KT Kennedy Rizzo
2 months ago
1
1

Should totally get a breakfast program for these kids in the morning would support that , these kids and teacher are amazing......

+ Read More
Tayler Gamble
14 days ago

My name is Tayler. I'm a high school student in the 10th grade and have recently received a letter from Stanford to apply to their High school Summer College program. I have been recently accepted and am very excited about it, but the expenses are well over $15,000. This money goes toward fees such as meal plans, housing, program fees, and tuition. While I have two loving parents who work everyday at my expense and while I work diligently everyday to prove my worth both in and outside of school, this bill is quite a sum of money in which we don't have the funds. I would love to attend this school and would hate to be held back by such material possessions. The money is due fairly soon and help would be greatly appreciated! I' ve dreamed of going to Stanford for as long as I can remember and to be invited at such a young age brings me great honor! I would be forever in the debt of those who donated the smallest of donations! The love I have for my education is more than can be explained and such help with this fee would brighten my world!

+ Read More
Hira Raja
15 days ago

Hi everyone. If I can please have a moment of you time to go to the link below to read and share. Anything help. It would mean the world to me. Thank you!

+ Read More
Dockery Arbreal
15 days ago

Can you all help me lay my sister to rest she was uninsured , I have no money to lay her to rest and she past unexpectedly.....If you are interested he name is myiesha Tate 31 years old she pasted on the 8 of march

+ Read More
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