“At the end of the day I felt like I needed people to see just a glimpse of the issues we face every day,” she told CNN.
Her post had been shared over 82,000 times as of Wednesday afternoon, with thousands of comments asking how to help.
What she didn’t expect was the outpouring of contributions that followed.
Donations range from scissors and origami paper to six refurbished Google Chromebooks.
“The past five days has been totally surreal and I don’t think the full effect will hit me until I’m back in my classroom with my students,” she said. “I think they will be amused to see me cry when I’m explaining everything.”
Though she is spending her week at the state Capitol, the teacher stopped by Puterbaugh on Wednesday morning to check on the incoming supplies.
She was greeted by more than 600 packages. More are on the way.
Kovacs is touched by the overwhelming kindness and plans on spreading the good fortune.
“My plans are to share, share, share!” she said. “I’m not the only one in my district who needs things, so I’ll be sharing it all.”
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