Since March 2020, teachers and their students have been adapting to new ways of teaching and learning. To set them up for success as they head back to school, our friends at Ibotta are donating more than $100,000 to AdoptAClassroom.org to support classrooms across the U.S.
Ibotta, the cash back rewards platform, kicks off their Back to School Free-for-All campaign by flash funding 400 classrooms. Their surprise donation to teachers will help equip 10,000 students at high-needs schools with the tools and materials they need to start the school year off strong.
Many children come from families who simply cannot afford to send them to school with the supplies they need to learn and succeed. Teachers are filling the gap by purchasing classroom supplies using their own money. Ibotta’s donation will reduce some of this financial burden for both teachers and families that cannot afford all of the classroom supplies their children need. Kudos to Ibotta for acknowledging the need and surprising teachers in such a meaningful way.
These are just a few of the teachers who will be celebrating the new school year with a lot more freedom thanks to Ibotta’s donation:
“With many of my students participating in remote learning and in-person learning last school year, there were few opportunities to celebrate our learning and creativity all together. This donation from Ibotta will help us to start our year all together as a team of creative artists! We can now purchase glue, scissors, textured collage papers, and paint to make our biggest and most inclusive masterpiece yet!”– Jenny S., K–2nd Grade Visual Art and Special Education Teacher
“This is just awesome! This donation helps take the burden off of teachers. Many times, my heart is larger than my wallet, and this will help me to supply students with basic learning materials like paper, pencils, folders, and binders.”– Dr. Hamer Smith, 5th Grade English Language Arts Teacher
“Funding is scarce, so for Ibotta to donate to my classroom warms my heart! We have an awesome little school, and Ibotta is giving my students opportunities they may not otherwise have.”– Leah A., K–6th Grade Art Teacher
This donation is part of Ibotta’s Back to School Free-for-All event now through August 31, 2021. Learn more about their school supply campaign here.