New teachers know that setting up a classroom in your first year is challenging. You have fewer supplies and less access to instructional materials that a veteran teacher who has been saving materials for several (or many) years. But even veteran teachers spend up to $1000 of their own money every year on supplies for their classrooms.
Adopt A Classroom, created in 1998, is a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit with the mission to support teachers in need of supplies and instructional materials. This year, they are launching a new program specifically for first year teachers in the 7-county metro area. Eligible
teachers who register with AdoptAClassroom.org will automatically
receive a minimum of $100 of funding for their classrooms. See the website to register your classroom and for more information. This is a great opportunity for some financial support for the needs of your students and your classroom!
Know someone who might want to donate to this great organization? All donations go directly to teachers, so supporters can know their donations are going to a great cause.