The NY Times says budgets are so tight parents are being asked to supply paper towels and tissue paper. On average teachers spend at least $500 of their own money each year on classroom supplies. Avery Dennison Office Products Company, is launching a national sweepstakes to reward deserving teachers with cash and prizes to bridge the gap.
This latest sweepstakes aims to lessen financial burden, as well as pamper a few lucky teachers. Avery Dennison will be giving away a grand prize package valued at $1,000 to one teacher through the sweepstakes hosted at: www.avery.com/teachersweeps. Teachers are encouraged to submit as many entries as they would like (up to one a day) between now and September 15, 2010, and also will be eligible to win additional second and third place prizes. Prize packages include an array of Avery-brand school supply products, Spa Finder gift cards and/or Starbucks gift cards.
And there's more good news for schools. Avery Dennison Corporation also launched the Give Back to Schools program this summer. Give Back to Schools will provide 10 deserving U.S. schools with a truck-load of Avery-brand school supplies, valued at approximately $10,000 each. For Official Rules and to enter to win, students, families and supporters (ages 18 and older) can vote for their local K-8 school now through August 31 at http://www.AveryDennisonGiveBacktoSchools.com.
Nope, not done yet. Avery Dennison also participates in Box Tops for Education program. The cash earned by schools through Box Tops for Education can be used in many ways, such as helping to rebuild playgrounds, funding under-budgeted programs, or purchasing classroom equipment, library books, computers and other much-needed supplies. Now through September 15 Teachers earn up to 25 Bonus Box Tops for their participating schools. Submit a copy of their official school supply list to General Mills, listing one of more than 1,000 specially marked Avery brand school and office supply products, for a chance to win 10,000 Bonus Box Tops for their school. Schools are limited to 10 classroom supply list entries. Please visit www.avery.com/btfe and www.btfe.com for rules and regulations, and to view a school supply list example from Avery Dennison.
Momtrends was not paid for this post--we will proudly be purchasing Avery products as they continue to support schools.