Ellen: JC Penney Portraits & Ellen Shopping Spree
Ellen said a woman recently wrote into her saying she is a single mother of three and she is a huge fan of the Ellen show. So Ellen sent the woman to meet Jeanie at a JC Penney portrait studio to get some family portraits of the mother, Katie, and her three children.
But we all know Ellen is not just going to give this mother a few pictures.
Ellen: Single Mother of Three Shopping Spree
Ellen sent her to the mall and told Katie and her three children they had 10 minutes to get whatever they could in the store and Ellen would foot the bill. And if it was too big to fit in the shopping cart, Ellen gave her a bunch of stickers to slap on whatever she wanted.
But it took Ellen a while to get this all out to Katie, because Katie could not believe Ellen was talking to her on the phone. She even lost one of her kids for a second during the hectic phone call.
Ellen told her after she was done with the 10 minute shopping spree, to head back to the studio to meet Ellen in person and show the viewers everything they got at the store.
Ellen Shopping Spree for Needy Single Mom
Katie came back on the set with five shopping carts full of merchandise. She also introduced her children, Bella, Hannah and Andrew, to Ellen. She continued to tell Ellen she lives on about $30 each week, living paycheck to paycheck. She said she is able to do it because she has to do it. She does it for her children.
Well Ellen wanted to help her out. So she told Katie JC Penney is going to be giving her free portraits all year long and they also gave her a check for $10,000.