Thanks to Great Clips for sponsoring today’s discussion.
Every year during the back to school season, I’m amazed at the classroom supplies list. It is long and a bit expensive, especially if you have more than one child in school. Throughout the year, a wish list comes home with our kids when supplies start to run low. And they always run low. From basic items like pencils to materials for special classroom projects, there are many supplies needed for a classroom to run smoothly.
But imagine if you are a teacher and you are short on supplies? My son’s kindergarten teacher was so thankful when I donated enough boxes of various pasta to represent the life cycle of a butterfly last year. It really wasn’t all that expensive, but she really appreciated it. I realized how hard it must be for teachers who are underpaid as it is, to make up the difference. Whether that be through school budget cuts or parents who can’t afford the supplies, it is hard to fill in the gap when you don’t have a lot yourself.
Did You Know?
On average, teachers spend as much as $1000 of their own money just to make sure their students have the resources they need to learn.
That is why Great Clips is teaming up with AdoptAClassroom.org to help those deserving teachers while giving families a place to address their back-to-school needs. They’ve already provided a surprise classroom transformation to two teachers at Central High School in St. Paul, MN. Great Clips also adopted the other 78 teachers at Central by putting funds into each of their AdoptAClassroom.org accounts so they can choose the supplies they most need. Check out the video here to learn more!
Win School Supplies #GREATLIST
Great Clips is all about GREAT so they are also fulfilling school supply lists with the #GREATLIST. Upload your school supply on the GREATLIST on the Great Clips website between now and Sept. 5. Daily winners will have their back-to-school supplies shipped to their front door for free (up to $100). Pretty cool, right?
To help other teachers throughout the U.S. and Canada, scroll down to download the Online Check-In app. With every download, Great Clips will contribute to AdoptAClassroom.org (up to $20,000) to support teachers and students.
Visit Great Clips and Save
Many Great Clips salons are offering back-to-school pricing for haircuts! Please visit your local salon for pricing details. (Visit GreatClips.com to locate a salon near you.) You can also receive a $2-off Great Clips coupon with your confirmation email the first time you enter the #GREATLIST and submit a school supply list. (One coupon per customer.)
So what are you waiting for? Visit GREATLIST to support teachers and have the chance to win your own school supplies! Hurry, this promotion ends September 5th.