Carrie Underwood donates $100K in supplies to Oklahoma school district during pandemic

September 24, 2020

Carrie Underwood is giving Checotah school district an early Christmas present.

To celebrate the release of her holiday album “My Gift,” Underwood recently donated $100,000 worth of Chromebooks and other supplies to the students in her hometown school system, Checotah Public Schools, to help during the pandemic.

Carrie talked about her donation to the C.A.T.S. Foundation during an interview on NBC’s “Today” show.

In fall 2011, Carrie returned to her hometown to help 200 volunteers assemble a custom-designed playground at Checotah’s Marshall Elementary School, and in summer 2009, Carrie gave $117,000 in musical instruments to Checotah schools through her foundation.

In addition to her recent donation, Carrie set up a website for fans to share their own stories about acts of kindness as well as examples of how we can all inspire others by paying it forward. For more information, go to

Carrie’s first full-length Christmas album, MY GIFT, is now available on digital and CD and is due out on red vinyl on Oct. 30. The streaming service HBO Max will air during the Christmas season an exclusive holiday special.

Read the full article on and watch Carrie’s interview on the Today Show here.

Carrie Underwood appears on the "Today" show on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. [Photo by Nathan Congleton/NBC]
[Photo by Nathan Congleton/NBC]
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