Kristen Bell Creates Instagram Campaign Where She Fulfills Teachers’ Wishlists

Being a celebrity certainly comes with a lot of perks. Beyond the glitz and glamour that Tinseltown can offer, celebs also have a powerful influence over others. For years, famous personalities have used their names for good causes. Apparently, Kristen Bell is among those good-natured stars. The actress, most notably known for her roles in Frozen, Veronica Mars and The Good Place has silently been helping teachers across the country get the school supplies needed in their classrooms.

 

Kristen Bell Announced Her Campaign On Instagram Last Year

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Kristen has helped a lot of teachers from different schools equip their classrooms to provide better learning

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In 2018, unfamiliar faces began popping up on the star’s Instagram page every Friday. These photos in fact belonged to teachers that Kristen had chosen for her campaign, #FeaturedTeacherFriday. In a nutshell, the campaign is all about helping teachers by providing things that they need but cannot easily get. The mechanics were pretty simple: all you had to do was send a message to Kristen’s dedicated email address. Teachers could enter themselves, but in some cases, winners were nominated by friends.

Bell chooses a lucky teacher every Friday and shares their story and Amazon wish list on her Instagram page. Since Bell has over 12,500,000 followers on the platform, her featured teachers definitely got everything in their wish lists and more! Those interested in participating in the campaign can send in their entries through [email protected]

 

A teacher from Flint, Michigan is the latest to benefit from Kristen Bell’s generous campaign

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In her Instagram post, the celebrity shared that Emily’s friend of 25 years, Brooke, nominated her for the chance. According to Brooke, in Emily’s classroom this year, there was nothing more than tables and chairs for them to work with. Emily herself had to buy the rest of the supplies for the classroom. The star’s followers delivered, and soon boxes of items that the teacher needed arrived to her school.

 

Mountains of boxes filled with Emily’s wish list items started arriving just two days after Kristen shared her story

A pile of packages from Kristen Bell fans arrive for Emily
Woodland Park Academy

 

“Our school is small and our teachers have some of the lowest-paid salaries in our area. Being a first year teacher in an almost empty classroom has been challenging. However, every day we try to fill our classroom with curiosity, excitement, and love! Plus know that any donations received will directly impact the lives of my litter learners and I am forever grateful for the support!” Emily gushed upon seeing the mountain of donations.

 

Boxes of gifts from Kristen Bell fan fill the classroom
Woodland Park Academy

 

Emily incorporates affection into her teaching

WPA shout out for Kristen Bell
Woodland Park Academy

 

“I just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for the outpouring for support and kind words that I have received over the last week. To say that the last week has been a complete whirlwind is putting it mildly. It has been so overwhelming (in a good way) and I am still in shock! I just wanted to make sure that you all know how amazing and wonderful I think you are! Please keep supporting teachers, supporting education, and most of all, supporting kids!”

 

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People certainly appreciated Kristen’s generous gesture. However, they also pointed out that this shouldn’t be a private citizen’s responsibility. According to the public, teachers shouldn’t have to depend on charity, because this is supposed to be the government’s responsibility. We agree with them, but we’re also happy that Kristen is stepping up to help educate future generations. She’s certainly a hero not only in movies but also in real life!

 

Kristen Bell’s campaign shined the spotlight on a glaring issue

teachers shouldn't have to depend on celebrity attention

 

teachers should not have to depend on charity

schools are not funded properly

 

it would be more amazing if schools and teachers were funded properly