OfficeMax and A Day Made Better for a Local Atlanta Teacher

OfficeMax and A Day Made Better for a Local Atlanta Teacher

Last week I posted about being a Max Mom and working with OfficeMax on their fabulous campaign called A Day Made Better.

What I didn't share was exactly how I was participating. I didn't want to spill the beans.

My kids and I decided to surprise a teacher at their school. This person is one of our favorites. In fact, I wrote about her a year and half ago.

Emily Rhoades is an amazing person. She was my son's Kindergarten teacher.  I was seriously hoping that she would be my daughter's Kindergarten teacher as well. Both daughter's. We really think highly of Emily.

However, at the end of last year, her school really needed her to step up and teach 4th grade. This woman was born to be a Kindergarten teacher but she was needed somewhere else.

I was pretty sad to see her go to 4th grade. No that's not right, I was really upset. I was really looking forward to begging the school administration to let her teach my other two children. But it wasn't going to happen.

So to show our appreciation and to let her know how much we still love and admire her, we got to give Miss Emily Rhoades at High Point Elementary School a $100 gift card from OfficeMax.

Today we surprised her. Today, hopefully, we made her day better. Although I can never truly thank her enough for being such an amazing teacher, I am honored that OfficeMax let me try!

“A Day Made Better” is a national cause founded by OfficeMax and nonprofit Adopt-A-Classroom to lead the fight to erase teacher-funded classrooms. Annually in October, more than 3,500 OfficeMax associates surprise and honor more than 1,000 teachers at Title 1 schools across the country with a total of $1,000,000 worth of classroom supplies – $1,000 per classroom. Nominated by their principals, teacher recipients receive this honor for their exceptional contributions and going above-and-beyond as an educator.

The name, “A Day Made Better,” is derived from the concept that OfficeMax and Adopt-A-Classroom can make at least one day better for teachers by providing them with essential classroom supplies. Through more than 1,000 simultaneous teacher surprise events, the cause seeks to call attention to the issue of teacher out-of-pocket spending and motivate the public to take action by supporting local educators through Adopt-A-Classroom. “A Day Made Better” was first conducted in October 2007 and has since funded over 3,500 teachers and attracted donations for more than 10,000 classrooms through Adopt-A-Classroom.

Please consider visiting OfficeMax’s Facebook page and posting a comment on their wall. Tell them what you think of their Facebook donation campaign benefiting Adopt-A-Classroom and/or of the “A Day Made Better” program.

You can also follow the cause on Twitter. Consider sending out a tweet showing your support for the program.

Want to know more about who the Max Moms are and what we are passionate about? Check out the site.

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