Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

U.S.

Bullied NY bus monitor creates foundation to teach kindness

It's been a year since Karen Klein became known as the bullied bus monitor at the center of a 10-minute cellphone video that unleashed a flood of donations.

At her upstate New York home in suburban Rochester, she reflected on the year since the taunts and threats she endured from four seventh-grade boys moved thousands of strangers to give her money for a vacation. More than $700,000 poured in.

Now retired, Klein says she used $100,000 to seed the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation to promote kindness. Some proceeds have helped family and friends, and she hopes to use some to fix up the house where she's lived for 46 years.

Daughter Amanda Klein-Romig says such fame would change a lot of people, but her mother has remained the same.

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 4.09% dw 4.17%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 3.15% dw 3.19%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.32% dw 4.35%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.18% dw 3.30%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.70% up 3.56%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.38% dw 4.41%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.05% dw 4.06%  
$30K Loan Graph 5.07% dw 5.08%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.55% dw 4.56%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.55% dw 4.56%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 3.06% -- 3.06%  
36 M Used Graph 3.51% up 3.29%  
48 M New Graph 3.05% up 2.96%  
48 M Used Graph 2.88% dw 2.96%  
60 M New Graph 3.08% dw 3.22%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.37% -- 0.37%  
1 yr Graph 0.60% -- 0.60%  
5 yr Graph 1.45% up 1.45%