Bush Elementary School teachers recently received a wonderful surprise from Walmart at an all-school assembly to the cheers of their student body. Twenty teachers were randomly selected to receive a $50 dollar gift card as part of Walmart’s Teacher Rewards Program.
“We know how important it is that teachers have the supplies they need and many pay for their classroom supplies out-of-pocket,” said Lisa Anderson, Lakewood Walmart Personnel Manager. “We are so happy to give back to our community to directly help children in our schools.”
The Teacher Reward Program helps offset the cost of classroom expenses for teachers across the country. Walmart chooses one local kindergarten through eighth grade public school to receive the donation each year. These funds come at a critical time, as U.S. teachers going back to school will often spend their own money to ensure their students have the supplies they need to learn throughout the school year. Winning teachers can use the funds to purchase essential items for their classrooms such as paper, folders, binders, clipboards, pens, pencils, crayons and markers.
“We appreciate Walmart choosing Bush School this year. It really helps our teachers to receive a gift card that will enable them purchase supplies for their classrooms. We can’t thank Walmart enough for this donation,” said Bush Elementary School Principal, Dan Bracey.