Every year, teachers prep their classrooms for a new group of students.
According to the National School Supply and Equipment Association, educators spent an average of $826 for supplies out of their own pocket.
Campbell-based HotChalk is aiming at making that number smaller for teachers with its first online giveaway: Teacher’s Back to School Supplies Contest.
"To celebrate a new school year we have a new contest to help teachers with classroom supplies," said Teresa Ruiz, HotChalk Social Media & Web Outreach Manager."
The education company joined efforts with Really Good Stuff, an online store for creative and teaching tools, to give away more than $12,000 in classroom supplies to teachers. The first 1,000 teachers entering the contest will automatically received a $10 coupon to use in the Really Good Stuff store and 10 teachers will receive a $250 coupon.
Parents and other education professionals can also enter. The deadline to enter is Oct. 12. Details on the contest are found below.
"The contest is nation-wide but it would be great to have our local teachers have a strong showing," Ruiz said.
- Educators tell us the three things they need for their classroom
- Next, they share their entry with parents, family and friends and ask them to vote for their entry
- The 10 entries with the most votes will win a $250 coupon from Really Good Stuff
- The first 1,000 entries receive a $10 coupon from Really Good Stuff