Amazing Teacher Shows Love to Students, Raises Over N43m to Buy Them Food and New School Bags

Amazing Teacher Shows Love to Students, Raises Over N43m to Buy Them Food and New School Bags

  • Turquoise LeJune Parker distributed thousands of food bags to about 12 schools in the Durham Public School district
  • The kind teacher, who has always wanted to be in the profession, learnt from one parent that she could not afford to feed her kids during the holiday
  • The lady started her cause in 2015, and despite only raising KSh 57k (N207,196.640) then, she never gave up

A teacher has been able to raise more than KSh 12 million (N43,620,344.87) to help feed needy students in her locale.

Selfless Teacher Raises KSh 12m to held Feed Students.
Parker and her team have distributed more than 5,200 bags of food. Photo: ohgorgeous1.
Source: Instagram

Turquoise LeJune Parker, who teaches at Lakewood Elementary School in Durham, North Carolina, recently held a fundraiser which collected KSh 12m (N43,620,344.87) in a move to help the less fortunate kids.

According to CNN, the kind teacher named her cause Mrs. Parker's Professors Fundraiser, and from the money - she purchased and packed 5,200 bags of food.

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She distributed the bags to 12 schools in the Durham Public School district, assisting families in the plight to feed the children.

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WLWT5 reports that about 98% of students in the local schools rely on cheap or free lunches from their learning institutions, which is not available when the schools close for holidays.

Her love for children

For Parker, she always wanted to be a teacher since her childhood and would set up her teddy bears as if they were students.

She teaches 400 students and never fails to let them know how she loves and believes in them.

She started her campaign in 2015 after one parent confided in her about her inability to provide for her child during the holidays.

She started her mission years ago

In December 2015, parker sent messages to all her contacts asking if they would like to donate to the needy kids.

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She raised KSh 57k (N207,196.640) in her first year, and in 2020 she was able to raise a whopping KSh 6.2 million (N22,537,178.18). She broke that record by raising double the amount in 2021.

Parker said her cause made her cry a little nearly every day as she did not expect such overwhelming support.

About 60 volunteers joined parker in buying food from local markets and took days to pack the bags and deliver them to schools before December 11.

Teacher gave beds to needy kids

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a teacher, Rebekah Wilson, used her last four years to donate beds, mattresses, pillows, and cover cloths to 1400 children who did not have them.

It was gathered that the 33-year-old teacher started her foundation, Zarach, in 2017 when one of her English class students opened up to her about how he and his junior ones had to sleep on the bare floor for many months because there was no bed.

Aside from that, another student lost focus in school because he was always scratching his stomach from bed bug bites on the cushioned chair he slept in every night.


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