Oprah Donates $100K To Boston Victims
She made a surprise phone call on Monday.
Oprah made a surprise phone call on Monday and donates to victims.
The world’s most famous talk show host has made a significant gesture of charity.
According to the NY Daily News, Oprah Winfrey called two Florida brothers on Monday to tell them that she would be donating $100,000 to their charity, Mikey’s Run.
Mikey’s Run is named after 13-year-old Michael Stolzenberg, who became a quadruple amputee as a result of a bacterial infection.
His namesake charity is seeking to raise $1 million for the victims of this year’s Boston Marathon bombing.
“It was really random,” said brother Harris Stolzenberg. “Michael answered and she said, ‘Hi, this is Oprah Winfrey.’ Then she told him she wanted to make the donation and he gave me the phone.”
Winfrey’s pledge is the largest single donation received by the charity.
“At first, I was shocked, but once you talk to her she’s just very nice,” admitted the 18-year-old Harris. “It was almost like I knew her.”
Harris says that Winfrey’s pledge should help the charity reach its eventual goal.