OfficeMax is my current hero with 1,000 teachers being surprised with 1,000 in school supplies and I got to participate. OfficeMax sent me 1,000 in school supplies to share with a teacher in my community. I talked to the faculty and told them that I wanted to give the supplies to my daughter’s teacher but I wanted to make sure if that was a good choice. They said that she’s a second year teach and of course the supplies would be helpful. We also talked about how if she had anything she didn’t need she could give them to her colleague in the same grade level who is a first year teacher. I loaded up all the supplies and added a few things that I just happen to have lying around thanks to my blog, like the coffee pot and the netbook she’s holding in this picture. (I have a tendency to go above and beyond when it comes to giving, I just love to share) She also sent out in her monthly newsletter that even though school just started she’s out of emergency snacks. Which of course I was happy to help with.
Why is OfficeMax being so generous?
When teachers run out of supplies, they don’t let kids suffer. THEY use money out of their own pockets.
soak that in….(an underpaid profession using their own money)
Teachers are the backbone of every community and touch each of our lives in many ways. Yet, they are often faced with difficult decisions like purchasing their own supplies to make ends meet in the classroom, which amounts to $1.6 billion1 annually.
Since 2007, OfficeMax has been working to recognize great teachers and help them secure the classroom resources they need through its annual A Day Made Better cause event. This year on October 1 at 10 am, OfficeMax will surprise 1,000 teachers across the country with a total of $1 million in classroom supplies, thanking them for their hard work and dedication in the classroom.
I did my surprise yesterday even though today is the official day for teachers to be surprised. I’m currently on an airplane on my way to Ohio and was too excited to wait until I got home. We did it at lunch time and the kids were all super excited by the interruption. My daughter gave me quite a few hugs. I don’t have permission to share photos of the kids in the class but I can tell you they were all excited and very happy. My daughter’s teacher was almost in tears because of the blessing. I LOVE MY JOB. I Love working with companies like this and making a difference in someone’s life is just so heartwarming.
THANK YOU OfficeMax. The principle at Kokanee is also very grateful for the donation to a member of her staff. She told me that last year she even spent $500 out of her own pocket to help the teachers at her school. You’re making a difference by keeping you teacher stocked up, you can donate books, office supplies, and snacks or just ask if your child’s teacher has a need.
We’re also able to giveaway a gift card to OfficeMax in hopes that you will also help a teacher in your community.
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$100 Gift Card to OfficeMax
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This giveaway ends October 15th. Please see our giveaway rules.