1,000 Teachers at 1,000 Schools to Be Honored by Officemax

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OfficeMax Partners With Adopt-a-Classroom For "A Day Made Better, "Driving Community Action To End ...
OfficeMax Partners With Adopt-a-Classroom For "A Day Made Better, "Driving Community Action To End $4 Billion "Teacher-Funded Classroom" Spend

One thousand teachers at 1,000 schools across the United States will be surprised with in-class ceremonies featuring more than $1 million worth of donated school supplies (nearly $1,200 worth per school) on October 2, as OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE:OMX) kicks off its "A Day Made Better" campaign to eliminate "teacher-funded" classrooms. Due to budget shortfalls, teachers are now forced to spend nearly $4 billion annually out of their own pockets (an average of $1,200 per teacher) for basic classroom supplies. To call attention to this issue, more than 4,000 OfficeMax associates – working secretly with 1,000 principals to ensure the element of surprise – will honor 1,000 teachers in 1,000 schools with donations to the schools of much-needed supplies at 10:00 a.m. on October 2, in one of the largest single-day school advocacy campaigns to date.
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