We all know how long and hard many teachers work to provide the best education for our kids. Did you also know that teachers typically spend $500.00-$600.00 per year of their own money to furnish their classrooms with supplies, books and other necessities? Instead of a mug or box of candy, why not help relieve the strain on your favorite teacher’s wallet by contributing to one of these programs:
- ADOPT A CLASSROOM: This program has been around for 18 years and allows you to select a category – art, music, first year teacher assistance – to make your impact. http://www.adoptaclassroom.org
- DONORS CHOOSE: Here you can read classroom testimonials and select one based on need, location or what’s one their wish list. http://www.donorschoose.org
- FROM ONE HAND TO ANOTHER: This organization was established by entertainer Pharrell Williams and gives at-risk children the STEAMM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, and motivation) tools they need to succeed. The organization has also donated school supplies to needy classrooms. http://www.fohta.org
In what ways have you helped teacher s and students in classrooms? Care to share?