Raise A Hand For Teachers


We are less than a month away from going back to school! I know, some of you just got out and we we are with our summer almost over and packing up the school supplies. 

Teachers go back even sooner and have even less summer with their own children. To say that they are generous with their time is an understatement. They are already reaching into their pockets, too, to pay for things in their classrooms that they can’t get funded. According to AdoptAClassroom.org, teachers spend an average of $500 of their own money each year to equip their classrooms. (Honestly, I know a lot of teachers that spent a lot more than this!)

Raise A Hand for Teachers

Did you know that at least 70% of teachers have even purchased apparel items like jackets, socks and shoes for their students. Some do it as holiday gifts and others do it because kids come to school not prepared for recess and they can’t go out without a jacket!

Fashion resale site thredUP.com has partnered with AdoptAClassroom.org to recognize and thank teachers for their hard work and the positive impact they make each day on our children’s lives. Read the inspiring nominations and watch an adorable video of kids thanking teachers, plus find new survey data from AdoptAClassroom.org at thredUP.com/Teachers

Nominate a Teacher

While you are there, not only can you read the nominations, and vote for your favorite, but you can make your own nomination, too at thredUP.com/Teachers. Nominations are being excepted now through August 23.

I nominated Rachel A. (Go vote for her!!) from a local elementary school who I’ve know for many years through a previous adult Sunday School class. I nominated her for many reasons, but the most recent is what she did this past Christmas. She mentioned that her students had requests for Christmas presents for themselves and their families but knew they weren’t going to get them. She collected donations (after people offered) and had lists for friends as well as herself to go out and purchase gifts and presents for children in her class so they had a great holiday. She didn’t have to do this. She didn’t have to go shopping and collect and distribute everything. She did it on her own time and without pay because she cares for her students daily. I would guess she would give her students the clothes off her back if she could, and in all honesty, she probably has.

The Prizes

Three teachers each win $2,500 for classroom supplies and $500 to thredUP.

50 runner-up winners receive $100 to thredUP.

The winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 8 (following Labor Day weekend)

thredUP is a great place to get Back-To-School clothes at a discount

Fashion resale site thredUP.com has so many great kids brands, including GapKids, Janie and Jack, Lilly Pulitzer, Mini Boden, Zara Kids and more! Plus, thredUP’s prices are always up to 90% off retail, so I don’t have to wait for the back-to-school sales to start to save a ton of money. It is a one-stop shop, with all of the top brands in one place at thredUP.com/Back-To-School or on the mobile app. Convenient, stress-free shopping!

Raise A Hand for Teachers

Who will you nominate?

thredUP.com asked me to nominate a teacher (no problem) and provided me with a credit for some school clothes. All thoughts are my own.

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  1. This is fantastic! Teachers don’t get the credit and admiration they deserve. I know many teachers buy their own supplies for their classrooms, but I didn’t realize so many buy apparel for kids as well. They’re so generous and hard-working.

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