Why send school supplies to a teacher? - PickWish

Why should I help?

Despite being one of the lowest paid professions in the country, did you know that teachers often spend their own money on supplies for their classroom?

$30,377

average national starting salary for teachers.

$490

average a teacher spends each year on supplies.

You have a chance to change that right now.

How much of your own money do you spend to do your job? Imagine being one of the lowest paid jobs in America, and then having to spend out of pocket to provide supplies for your classroom.

School budgets are tight. When that money runs out, teachers have to pay out of pocket to get supplies like paper, pencils, crayons, and much more. It doesn't sound like much, but if you add up those costs throughout a school year, it can really start to add up.

We can't change the entire education system overnight, but we can start by giving teachers the supplies they deserve.

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Why do they do it?

Why do teachers spend so much of their own money on their classroom? There's multiple reasons, here's some of the most common:

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They lack basic resources they need to teach.

There's not enough funding to provide paper, pencils, books and more. Teachers often spend their own money on these basic supplies that are essential to teaching.


To help children who can't afford them

Teachers often spend their own money to buy school supplies for children that can’t afford them. Not only that, often they'll even buy them lunch or give them a ride home.

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To fund a new class project or experiment

Teachers are creative. When they have a new idea for a learning project that will help connect with the kids, they'll spend their own money to make it happen.

They do it because they

love the kids they teach.


Let's show them we love them too.