In 2007, Adopt-A-Classroom and OfficeMax created the 'A Day Made Better' campaign to bring awareness to the issue of teachers paying money out of their own pockets, anywhere between $600-$1,000 annually, to make up for inadequate classroom supplies. Teaching is already challenging, but not having enough classroom supplies and resources makes it even tougher. So our idea was to take one day out of the year, the first Tuesday of October, to recognize our exceptional teachers and reward them with $1,000 worth of school supplies to help ease the burden.
This year's event is coming up on Tuesday, October 5th, and it will be our fourth year surprising 1,000 teachers each with $1,000 worth of school supplies across 800 cities across the country, including Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Denver, Des Moines, Kansas City, Orlando, Phoenix, Minneapolis, and even in Puerto Rico!
In honor of this day, if you would like to support a teacher by providing a classroom grant, please make a donation at www.AdoptAClassroom.org.