In a survey done by Wakefield Research earlier this year, it was found that 71 percent of elementary school and middle-school teachers spend $462 per year on school supplies for their classrooms on average. I don’t know about all teachers, but I know that many aren’t breaking the bank, and shouldn’t have to spend their bill money on classroom supplies. But of course, they do it out of the kindness of their hearts.
In an effort to give back and ensure that students have what they need in their classrooms to get a good education, Bounty has partnered with The Get Schooled Foundation to help support teachers across the country. They’ve provided teachers with the opportunity to get donations for the supplies that are most important for their classroom through a wish list on the website Teacher Wish List. Parents, other faculty members, friends, anybody really, can go online and provide money or help to their favorite teachers. They’re also doing this with the help of our main girl Jennifer Hudson, the gorgeous Adrian Grenier of Entourage and funnyman George Lopez. These big names are contributing supplies to their favorite teachers from back in the day, as well as to their former elementary schools. Hudson contributed a donation to her former music and choral teacher in Chicago yesterday.
Also, through September 27th, teachers who register their classroom wish lists on Teacher Wish List will be entered for a chance to win a $462 grant from Bounty to help them buy would they have spent their own money on. And schools with five or more registered teachers will be entered for a chance to win a $25,000 art classroom makeover from celebrity
designers from HGTV’s Home by Novogratz.
For more information on how your favorite teachers (or you if you are a teacher) can make a wish list and get people to donate, go to TeacherWishList.com. Click HERE.