Sunday, August 29, 2010
Once again, I feel like we've struck gold -- it looks like all three of my kids are in the hands of intelligent, caring teachers. My kids are all excited about being with their teachers and I'm really hopeful that these teachers are going to make my kids' schoolyear a great one! I can't overstate how grateful I am to teachers all over the world for the role they play in educating my children and everyone else's children -- and it looks like I'm not the only one. School and office supply products manufacturer Avery Dennison has a couple of great programs that recognize and support teachers, schools and education:
1) "Avery Celebrates Teachers" Sweepstakes
Last year I participated in an Office Max back-to-school blogcast, and my co-panelist Heather told me something that totally blew my mind -- teachers spend an average of $1000 of their own money on school supplies for their classrooms! Her figure is corroborated by studies from the non-profit organization World Vision, which show that teachers spend on average at least $500 of their own money each school year on supplies for their students. This year Avery is holding the "Avery Celebrates Teachers" sweepstakes, open to all teachers (including homeschooling parents), which aims to help out some lucky teachers by awarding them prize packs worth $80, $200 and (for the Grand Prize) $1000. (For complete sweepstakes rules, click here. Sweepstakes ends on September 15, 2010).
2) Box Tops for Education
Did you know that Avery is the only school and office supply manufacturer that
participates in Box Tops for Education? When you buy select Avery school supplies, you'll also receive Box Tops coupons that you can hand over to your school. Your school can redeem those Box Tops coupons for cash to purchase supplies, fund programs, etc.. To learn more, visit www.avery.com/btfe.
Win a Back to School Gift Basket
Avery is hoping you can spread the word about the "Avery Celebrates Teachers", and has generously provided a great giveaway prize to generate some buzz! One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will win a gift basket full of Avery Dennison school and office supplies such as Avery NoteTabs™, Label Pads, HI-LITERS®, Glue Stics, Labels, Binders, Dividers, Markers and more—a retail value of $50!
Leave a comment on this post and tell me something you do (or would like to do) to make the job of the teacher in your life (your child's teacher, your friend, etc...) a little bit easier. This entry must be completed before extra entries qualify.
For extra entries, you can do any or all of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry with a way to verify the entry (i.e. tweet link, blog post link, Facebook id, Twitter id, etc.).
1) Tweet this, up to once per day (1 entry per day, leave a comment with the tweet link for each tweet):
RT @bonggafinds: Teachers, enter Avery Celebrates Teachers sweepstakes, win a $1k grand prize package! http://tinyurl.com/2cwysqy
2) Grab my blog button and post it up on your blog (1 entry).
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5) Follow Bonggamom Finds on Twitter and tweet this, up to once per day (1 entry per day, leave a comment with the tweet link for each tweet):
Win an Avery Back-t0-School gift basket worth $50 at @bonggafinds http://tinyurl.com/23fnslq #giveaways
This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on September 15, 2010; I will draw a winner at random on September 16 and post the winner's name after the winner confirms acceptance. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!
Disclosure: Avery Dennison is providing the gift basket to the winner of this giveaway. I did not receive a sample or monetary compensation for this post. Sweepstakes information is provided by the featured company/product and is clearly indicated as such. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.