Sheryl Crow donates $21,600 to Kennett teachers
KENNETT (AP) — Musician Sheryl Crow has surprised teachers at her former southeast Missouri high school with a $21,600 donation.
The nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter is "adopting" all the teachers at Kennett High School through AdoptAClassroom.org with a $600 donation each for classroom supplies. The Southeast Missourian reports that she made the announcement during an all-school assembly featured on the "Today" show's "Show Heart Today" series Monday.
Farmers Insurance provided the financial backing as part of its Thank America's Teachers program.
Crow once was a teacher in St. Louis. She says she knows firsthand the work involved as well as the effect teachers have on "the lives and futures of their students."