Jimmy Kimmel donates supplies to Compton middle school
What to do with the extra 24 hours granted by Leap Day? In Tina Fey’s dearly departed sitcom 30 Rock, Leap Day was a time for all kinds of wacky antics, since “real life is for March.” Jimmy Kimmel took the opposite approach this year, teaming up with Chevy to help teachers at Whaley Middle School in Compton get the school supplies they needed. Chevy termed the enterprise #DayItForward, but naturally Kimmel couldn’t do it without throwing in a few pranks.
Kimmel told a science teacher and math teacher to make a fundraising video for the website Donors Choose. After a few minutes of making the teachers recite their case in front of a camera, Kimmel broke in to tell them all their dreams would come true. Kimmel staff walked in and started handing the teachers everything from sports equipment to school supplies. Kimmel also threw in a little surprise.
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“We want to thank you for going the extra mile for your students by sending all of you far far away from them. You and all 32 teachers at your school, and your spouses, are going to Hawaii. And maybe the best news of all is you don’t have to stumble through that video you were trying to make anymore.”
Watch the full clip below.