This is a sponsored post.
As a former teacher and current parent of two elementary aged children, I make it a priority to support classroom teachers in a number of different ways. It doesn’t take a lot of time or money to show our kids’ teachers that we care but a little effort goes a long way to ensure success of all students. A recent Staples survey revealed that 75% of parents of teen students believe a lack of school supplies is a significant challenge for schools today. Most teachers spend an average of $408.71 of their own money each year to provide supplies and materials for their classrooms.
This year Staples and Katy Perry have teamed up to celebrate and support teachers with the “Make Roar Happen” campaign that supports getting teachers the supplies they need for their students to succeed. As part of the campaign, Staples is generously donating $1 million to DonorsChoose.org, a charity that has helped fund more than 450,000 classroom projects for teachers and impacted more than 11 million students. Staples’ customers are invited to ‘Make Roar Happen’ and help their local teachers by donating $1 to DonorsChoose.org at their local Staples store or online atwww.staples.com/makeroarhappen. Donations will be used to fund classroom projects in the community where the donation was made.
This Wednesday, August 27 I’m joining Social Moms and Staples to co-host a special back to school twitter party. We’ll be discussing the #MakeRoarHappen campaign and ways to support teachers during back to school. And of course there will be great prizes!
Here are the Twitter party details:
What: Staples #MakeRoarHappen Twitter Party
When: Wednesday, August 27 from 7-8 pm EST/4-5pm PST
Where: Follow the hashtag #MakeRoarHappen
Why: To talk about the Staples #MakeRoarHappen campaign and support teachers during back to school and for great prizes that include:
- Five $20 Staples gift cards will be randomly awarded to participants tweeting an invitation to their followers before the party using the #MakeRoarHappen hashtag.
- Fifteen $20 Staples gift cards will be randomly awarded to participants tweeting with the #MakeRoarHappen hashtag during the party. You must be present at the party for a chance to win the $20 gift card prizes.
- One Grand Prize of a $500 Staples gift card will be randomly awarded to a party participant during the event tweeting with the #MakeRoarHappen hashtag. You must be present at the party for a chance to win the grand prize.
- Staples is giving away an autographed guitar by Katy Perry! The guitar will be randomly awarded by Staples to a Twitter party participant during the event tweeting with the #MakeRoarHappen hashtag. You must be present at the party for a chance to win the autographed guitar by Katy Perry!
RSVP: http://www.socialmoms.net/events/staples-twitter-party-event-rsvp and be present to win!
Please visit Social Moms for the Pre-Party official rules and Twitter Party official rules. You can also click to Tweet a Pre-Party invite for a chance to win a $20 gift card!
I am being compensated for this post and for my role as the co-host of #MakeRoarHappen but all opinions in this post and during the Twitter party are my own. Katy Perry photo courtesy of Staples.