Carrie Underwood gave back in a big way over the holidays. The singer honored her hometown of Checotah, Okla. by making donations to four local schools, totaling $350,000.

The generous gifts were made through her C.A.T.S. Foundation, which stands for Checotah Animal, Town, and School Foundation. Marshall Elementary, Checotah Intermediate School, Checotah Middle School and Checotah High School benefited from the donations.

"Late last year, each of the schools created a list of their needs and I am so thrilled that the C.A.T.S. Foundation was able to fund it all," Carrie said in a press release. "It gives me great joy knowing we are helping my hometown schools to offer an even better education to the students. They deserve it."

With the money, the schools will get new computer labs, playground equipment, physical fitness equipment, new band uniforms, musical instruments and more. "We are so proud of Carrie and her accomplishments and we appreciate everything she has done for our students," said Toni Brown, Assistant Superintendent of Checotah Public Schools. "Every student in our school will benefit from the C.A.T.S. Foundation's generous donation."

Way to go, Carrie!


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