DLG School Supplies Gift Program

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$100 OfficeMax Gift Card Awarded Each Week To A Public School Teacher in Washington State

Second Year Of A Wonderful Program That Helps Countless Teachers & Students 
Scroll down this page to see the list of winners and click to visit their award page.

When attorney Chris Davis and his wife heard the shocking statistics of teacher spending their own money to support classroom needs they knew that they had to help.  They created the Davis Law Group School Supplies Gift Program, in partnership with OfficeMax, to help teachers in Washington State Public Schools get the supplies that they need.  Both Chris and Mischelle’s mothers were public school teachers.  They wanted to find a way to recognize teachers for their commitment and help relieve some of their financial burden. OfficeMax also works to eliminate teacher funded programs, therefore are supplying the gift cards for the program.  

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Shocking Statistics: Teachers Spend Their Own Money On Classroom Supplies

A whopping 97% of public school teachers frequently dip into their own pockets to purchase necessary classroom supplies. The poor economy and shriveled budgets have pushed officials to make cuts that are so deep that teachers are spending more of their own money with hopes that their students won't feel the pinch. They are spending their own money on software, educational games, paper, crayons, pencils, glue and other similar materials. And some are purchasing supplies for those students that just can't afford to buy the basics.  
 
According to a study by the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA), public school teachers in the United States spent more than $1.33 billion out of pocket on supplies and instructional materials in the 2009-2010 school year. Another survey revealed that teachers spend on average $356 per year of their own money on supplies and resources.

How It Works: Nominate A Teacher Today

Each week during the school year Davis Law Group will give a $100 OfficeMax gift card to one lucky teacher to use in their classroom.

• Anyone can nominate a teacher.  A teacher can nominate themselves, the can be nominated by a parent, student, administrator, etc. 

• A teacher or classroom is only eligible to win one time per academic school year. 

• At this time only teachers within Washington State Public School system in are eligible.

• Winners will be notified via email. 

• Information about the weekly winners and their classrooms will also be posted on the Davis Law Group website.

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Click here to download the application/nomination form.

 

Past School Supply Gift Winners

Mischelle Davis
Davis Law Group's Director of Operations & Client Communications