Thursday, December 02, 2010

Borders Supports Schools Through Website!

I have some exciting news to share with you tonight! (In addition to my story, of course! This is my SECOND post tonight, so PLEASE be sure to read the post below this one too!)

Borders is teaming up with to help schools get supplies that they want/need. This coming Saturday and Sunday, December 4th and 5th, when you make a purchase at Borders, you will receive a gift card for you to go to and submit a $15 donation to your school FOR FREE! Well, okay, maybe not free, I mean you have to buy something at Borders to get the gift certificate. Just think about it though, you get a purchase at a great store, AND our school gets a donation as well! How cool is that?

Tonight I went onto to see exactly what it is because I had never heard of it before. (Are you thinking that too? Go ahead, admit it, I won't tell! *grin*) At this site, teachers submit a proposal for supplies for their classrooms. After that, the teachers (It's teachers only by the way!) wait to see if/when the supplies are funded. After the supplies are funded, the supplies are shipped and the teacher and students of the classroom are required to send a Thank You Note to the donors. It's that easy! The website said that (on average) teachers spend $40 per month on school supplies. That's a lot of money each year!

So, go ahead, go to Borders and buy that spiffy new book you've been wanting, and donate $15 to our school! Also, if you purchase the book "Waiting for Superman, How We Can Save America's Schools" and you will receive an additional $15 gift card!

I GUARANTEE that your teachers will REALLY appreciate it!


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