Since my children started school, one of things that I became very aware of is the fact that many classrooms are teacher funded. Some more so than others. As a parent, I have tried every single year with all three teachers to bring whatever supplies they need during the year rather than them going out and buying supplies.
But the fact is that teachers want to do more in their classrooms and they could do more with the supplies they need but sometimes just cannot get. OfficeMax has been working for years to help teachers out and I am thrilled once again to be a part of the A Day Made Better program.
ABOUT A DAY MADE BETTER FROM OFFICEMAX
To the average American teacher, “back to school” means spending approximately $1,000 out of their own pocket for essential classroom supplies. OfficeMax founded A Day Made Better to help ease the financial burden on teachers and recognize their extraordinary efforts in the classroom. On October 1, OfficeMax associates around the country will surprise 1,000 teachers with a total of $1 million worth of school supplies. Since 2007, A Day Made Better and other OfficeMax Goodworks programs have contributed more than $25 million in grants and supplies to support more than 31,000 teachers and their classrooms. Additionally, through the annual event, OfficeMax has helped its nonprofit partner AdoptAClassroom.org secure funding for more than 100,000 classrooms nationwide. Learn more at adaymadebetter.com.
This year they provided me with an exclusive opportunity to make a difference in my community by surprising a deserving teacher on behalf of the A Day Made Better cause. I was sent one A Day Made Better box filled with classroom supplies worth $1,000 with a mission to surprise a local teacher on Oct. 1. The box included items such as a Kindle Fire, swivel chair, digital camera, labeler and essential supplies from sticky notes to paper, pencils, markers and more!
This is our third year participating and I am thrilled to be a part of this program once again. Words cannot express how fun it was to help a teacher out with $1000 in school supplies. I literally cried as I walked away because I was so overwhelmed.
OfficeMax does so many good things for teachers in our community, how could we not shop there? We frequently go into our local store and have been shopping there ever since I learned about this program.
OfficeMax is also generously offering one lucky reader of The Divine Miss Mommy one (1) $100 OfficeMax gift card to give away. They would love for you to join in the cause by surprising a teacher in your community.
WIN A $100 OFFICEMAX GIFT CARD HERE!
Check out my previous posts where we got to give teachers school supplies: