Giving Back To Teachers
Working to Erase Teacher Funded Classrooms
I was thrilled to be included as a Max Mom in the Office Max campaign to help make a Day Better for a deserving teacher! They realize that teachers have to spend a lot of their own money for classroom supplies – either because the school district can’t afford to help or the actual students aren’t able to purchase what they need. They have a goal of erasing the teacher funded classrooms!
I was given an opportunity to either have a contest on my blog so that my readers could nominate a teacher they felt was deserving… or I could present it to a local teacher. I knew immediately what I was going to do. A teacher and a dear friend of mine deserved it more than any other teacher I could think of. For what she has endured this year with a severe injury and her constant drive and determination to make things better for her students (many of which are disadvantaged) … this was a “no Brainer” for me.
I really wanted to present this to her in her classroom, but I just couldn’t work it out. Debbie had invited a big group of people over for a bonfire at her house and I took the opportunity along with a couple of the other ladies who came inside to present this to her at her home.
Disclosure: Office Max provide the $100 gift card, T-shirt and rubber band balls for me to give to a teacher for the “A Day Made Better” campaign. I chose to also give Debbie the Avery gift basket (that I added a Build a Bear, water bottle and some other odds and ends that I got a swag at conferences) that was sent to me to review on my blog.