For many of us, we remember that one amazing teacher who turned our lives around. The one who taught us to think differently about the world or got us excited about a subject we once thought was impossible.
With school budgets cuts, teachers are taking matters into their own hands by purchasing their own classroom materials. According to the National Education Association, teachers are spending about $1,000 each year on supplies for their class, which is pretty astonishing. Can you imagine if your job asked you to bring your own tape, scissors, and paper? There would be a backlash, but somehow, teachers have silently picked up the tab…until now.
I am excited to have the privilege of joining forces with the Max Moms for Teachers program to help create awareness and encourage support for teachers in every community. The Max Moms are working in collaboration with the national “A Day Made Better” cause founded by OfficeMax and nonprofit Adopt-A-Classroom to help erase teacher-funded classrooms. Annually in October, they host a national event that recognizes and rewards over 1,000 teachers with a total of $1 million in school supplies to help alleviate the financial burden and thank them for their hard work.
This morning I had the opportunity to surprise one of my kid's teachers, and presented her with a box of classroom supplies from OfficeMax.
You too can join in this cause by surprising a deserving teacher in your community by purchasing your own A Day Made Better box of classroom supplies available for $25, $50 or $100 at www.adoptaclassroom.org/better.
Want to reward a deserving teacher in your hometown? Start by nominating your favorite teacher to receive a mini Day Made Better box and a $50 gift card for school supplies donated by OfficeMax.
1) For a chance to enter and win, please post a comment below that describe how the teacher you'd like to nominate is positively impacting his/her community.
2) As an additional entry, you can visit ‘A Day Made Better’ on Facebook and post a comment about why you believe teachers deserve our support.
Contest starts NOW and ends this Friday, October 7 at midnight EST.
Terms & Disclosure: No purchase necessary to be eligible for a chance to enter or win. The winner will be selected randomly through http://random.org. The gift box of teacher supplies was provided by OfficeMax. The gift card was provided by OfficeMax as part of its cause for teachers. The views written here are my opinion.