Students of McKinley created a video to participate in "Read Across America" in late February and two months later Ellen invited two teachers to be on the show! While they were on the show, Ellen announced that she had a surprise, it was a live shot of their school's students cheering for their teachers Maria Morgana and Susan Saab.
Ellen then announced a $25,000 donation from Walmart and Feeding America to help the school then Ellen matched it making the total donation 50k! So amazing!
North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco said: "This is wonderful news for our children at McKinley School, I would like to commend the students, school officials and everyone involved in their efforts to make this a reality and of course the very generous donation made through the Ellen Show by Walmart."