A school bus driver from New Tampa, FL used crowdfunding to raise money to buy glasses for two students in need. Driver Justin Schaefer noticed that a seventh-grader, who stands out for his respectful behavior on what the driver described as “a rough route,” was wearing broken glasses that were held together with tape. The driver got permission from the school’s administrators and set up a GoFundMe page, requesting donations from family member and friends across the U.S. to cover the cost of new glasses and other niceties of the student’s choosing.
Meanwhile, Schaefer learned from a school social worker that another student at the school needed glasses, but the student’s parents were not able to afford them. Luckily, the donations that Schaefer received from the GoFundMe page were far more than he expected, and he was able to help the second child buy glasses.
The student that Schaefer had deemed a very respectful seventh-grader, was called to the principal’s office and was surprised to receive $260 worth of gift cards for his exceptional behavior.
Another example of school bus driver’s going above and beyond their normal duties for their students!!