said one educator as she shopped, adding several boxes of free granola bars to her bag filled with hand sanitizer, notebooks, and glue sticks. “I’ve always got hungry students to buy snacks for.”
You may not realize it, but local teachers consistently spend their own money to supply food, facial tissues, personal hygiene products, and pencils and other necessities to their students who would otherwise go without.
According to the U. S. Department of Education, a whopping 94 percent of public school teachers nationwide spend their own money on classroom supplies without reimbursement. The average amount of money spent by teachers out-of-pocket — for the benefit of our kids — is $479 per teacher each school year!
To provide the needed supplies, the Teacher Store relies on the generosity of local businesses and individuals — like you!
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