Oprah surprised a group of students at West Side High School in Newark, New Jersey last Friday night with a pizza party and a $500,000 donation to the school’s Light’s On program. The after-school program was created by principle Akbar Cook. It creates a safe and creative space for his students on Friday nights during the school year. With the Light’s On program, Principal Cook and his family prepare dinner for the program’s 300 students each week. Last Friday, Oprah brought pizza from her line of “O, That’s Good” frozen pizzas. Oprah donated $50 ShopRite gift cards to the hundreds of students in attendance and then she dropped $500,000.
FYI – Principal Akbar Cook made news a while back for installing washing machines in the school to make sure students had clean clothes.
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