Every parent wants their child to get a great teacher. But when you are the parent of a child with diabetes, the anticipation of a new school year has additional anxiety. And we can only hope that we will draw a teacher who will learn how to count carbs for snack time, learn how to check blood sugar levels, take it seriously when our child is not feeling well, and learn our child’s personality so that when the child’s behavior is different than usual the teacher realizes that she may be experiencing a high or low blood sugar.
I think one of the hardest parts of having a child with diabetes is giving over his or her care to someone else. For six or more hours a day!
OfficeMax celebrates excellent teachers each year with A Day Made Better. On October 5, 1000 teachers nationwide will be surprised with a total of $1 Million in classroom supplies from OfficeMax.
This is my second year as a Max Mom and this year I want to do something wonderful for a teacher who has cared for a child with diabetes.
That’s where you come in.
On behalf of the “A Day Made Better” cause for teachers, you can nominate your teacher to win a gift card to OfficeMax for school supplies!
“With school budgets diminishing nationwide, teachers are starting to take matters into their own hands by purchasing their own classroom materials. According to the National Education Association, teachers are spending about $1000 each year on supplies for their class, which is pretty astonishing. Can you imagine if your job asked you to bring your own tape, scissors, and paper for your desk? There would likely be an uprising, but somehow, teachers have silently picked up the tab…that is until now.”
“That’s why I’ve joined the Max Moms for teachers program to help create awareness and give back to teachers. The Max Moms are working in collaboration with the national “A Day Made Better” cause founded by OfficeMax and nonprofit Adopt-A-Classroom to help erase teacher-funded classrooms. Annually in October, they host a national event that recognizes and rewards over 1000 teachers with a total of $1 million in school supplies to help alleviate the financial burden and thank them for their hard work.”
You too can join in this cause and give back to a deserving teacher by nominating your favorite teacher to receive a $100 gift card for school supplies donated by OfficeMax.
- For a chance to enter and win, please post a comment below that describes why the teacher you’d like to nominate is 1) Passionate, 2) Dedicated, and 3) Innovative.
- As an additional entry, you can visit the Welcome tab on OfficeMax’s Facebook page and post a comment here telling me what you think of their Facebook donation campaign benefiting Adopt-A-Classroom.
Entries close October 4, 2010.
I, along with OfficeMax, look forward to your nominations and will announce the winner on October 5, 2010 –national “A Day Made Better” day for teachers!
Terms & Disclosure: No purchase necessary to be eligible for a chance to enter or win. The winner will be selected randomly through http://random.org. The gift card is provided by OfficeMax as part of its cause for teachers. I receive no compensation for being a Max Mom. The views written here are always my own. Read the D-Mom Blog disclosure statement and official giveaway rules for more details.
Look who kicked off the A Day Made Better campaign this year:
Image: People Magazine