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Reese Witherspoon donates to teacher aid fund after free dress giveaway backfires
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After Reese Witherspoon's fashion brand Draper James struggled to keep up with the demand for its free dress giveaway for teachers after receiving a million applicants, the actress is ramping up donation efforts to help educators in need.
Witherspoon donated to nonprofit DonorsChoose in cities across the U.S., Page Six reported.
“The donation from Reese and [her fashion line] Draper James will support all of our highest-need teachers in New Orleans, Atlanta and Nashville, and many more throughout the country," a rep for the charity told Page Six.
The rep said educators will get funding for “resources such as books, notebooks, pencils, art supplies, activity kits and food, all shipped directly to their students’ homes."
A representative for Draper James did not return FOX Business' request for comment.
The donation efforts come on the heels of Witherspoon's Tennessee-based brand's giveaway on April 2, saying it would send free dresses to educators to thank them for their work during the coronavirus pandemic. But, the company didn’t anticipate the flood of applicants it received.