Last year, I came across redditgifts for the Teachers 2013. Reddit runs various gift exchanges throughout the year where interested people, aka Santas, can sign up to send a gift to someone and receive one in return from someone else. Gift exchanges focus on a specific topic, such as bookmarks, bags, Christmas, Game of Thrones, etc.
The gift exchange for teachers is a little different. You sign up to send a gift to a teacher in need, or if you are a teacher, you can sign up to receive a gift from someone. This exchange is an awesome way for generous folks to send much needed classroom supplies to teachers around the country. Likewise, classrooms in need receive some much-needed supplies. The most often requested item are pencils. Pencils! Many schools have no budget for classroom supplies, and teachers end up paying out of their own pocket for supplies for their students.
Personally, my classroom receives no supply budget. Anything I purchase comes out of my own pocket, from pens and pencils for my students to baking soda and vinegar for science experiments. I’ve signed up for the exchange to hopefully receive a classroom donation. Last year, I signed up but was not matched, so I did not receive a donation.
Donators are needed to sign up as there are double the number of teachers requesting donations as there are gift-givers. The gift-givers, or Santas, don’t need to spend a ton of money either. The suggested amount is $20.
Won’t you consider signing up to donate today? If you are a teacher in need, consider signing up to receive a donation.
Here’s the link: reddit teacher exchange
Consider checking off some items from your back to school list or from a teacher’s list by participating in the Gifts for the Teachers exchange.
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