Many of my friends and family are teachers. I know they put their time and their money into making their classrooms welcome and inviting to both students and parents alike. However, in most districts, funds for education are cut every year, and every year we ask our teachers to dig into their own pockets more and more. Due to the fact that pretty much 99% of teachers are doing this, Staples and Katy Perry have teamed up to inspire us to help classrooms in need by making a donation in Staples stores or online.
The Staples for Students campaign has included school supply drives, support for teachers in classrooms, donations for education projects, classroom initiatives such as Designed by Students, and the sale of products that give back to communities and classrooms in need. The PSA you just watched highlights DonorsChoose.org – a charity that has funded more than 700,000 classroom projects for teachers and has positively affected more than 18 million students across the country — and who Staples is working with hand in hand.
The most exciting part of this though is that through September 10, fans who spend $25 or more in any Staples store will receive a unique entry code on their receipt to enter the sweepstakes online at StaplesForStudents.com. One grand prize winner will win a $50,000 scholarship plus a trip for two to Los Angeles to meet superstar, Katy Perry. Four first prize winners and one guest each will also win air travel to Los Angeles, two nights stay and spending money to meet Katy Perry at the VIP Winners Celebration. Now, if any of you win, I’d love to go as your guest (I kid, I kid.)
Since I think this is such a great cause, I have arranged for one of my lucky readers to win a $50 Staples gift card and a $75 DonorsChoose.org gift card for you to use on any project of your choosing! Click the link below to enter: