Have you ever wondered where your child’s teachers gets their supplies? When you go to open house at the beginning of the year or attend the first parent teacher conferences, do you look at the creative decorations, school boards, and supplies? You might not give them a second thought, but many teachers dig deep into their own pockets to buy the items they need – not only to encourage and facilitate learning, but they often buy extra supplies for the children that cannot afford them.
Both my sister and my sister-in-law are teachers, and I have seen the dedication they carry into the classroom. They go above and beyond their call of duty, buying supplies to engage and inspire in their classrooms. Every day they spend their time nurturing the minds of our children, desperately trying to hold their ever shortening attention spans while stressing the importance and power of knowledge.
Commanding a classroom everyday is no easy task, and yet, they do it because they love to teach. They have a passion for education that drives them to do everything they can to keep their students focused even if it means spending their own money.
You might not have given a second thought to all the extra work and money your child’s teachers put into their classrooms, but it is part of what helps your little ones enjoy school. Our nation’s teachers are part of the equation that shape who students will become as adults. It is a thankless job that requires so much effort, compassion, patience, and unwavering creativity to keep reaching the evolving generations. If you recognize the spark of passion and hard work in your child’s teacher, do them a favor and make a donation that could change their lives.
This back to school season Staples has teamed up with Katy Perry and DonorsChoose.Org to donate over $1 Million to classrooms as part of the Staples for Students campaign. If you’re unfamiliar with DonorsChoose.org, it’s a non-profit organization created in 2000, that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Since its inception, over $425 million has been donated to school projects and more than 18 million children, mostly in low income and disaster stricken areas, have received school supplies and resources they couldn’t afford. Make a donation at Staples.com to help support classrooms around the country.
And they haven’t stopped there…Staples is taking it one step further by running the #StaplesForStudents sweepstakes. One lucky student will win a $50,000 scholarship and a trip for two to LA to meet Katy Perry at a VIP Winners Celebration! Four runners up will also receive a free trip to Los Angeles to meet Katy Perry in person!
To Enter for a Chance to Win
- Make a purchase of $25 or more at Staples
- Receive an entry code with your receipt
- Visit StaplesForStudents.com to enter your code and email to win
*Must be at least 13 years of age to win and all entries must be submitted by Saturday, September 10 at 11:59 PM ET.
Visit StaplesForStudents.com for more information. This post was made in partnership with Staples, but all opinions remain my own.