Best Year Ever, the ‘school supplies with spirit’ brand, is teaming up with AdoptAClassroom.org for the third consecutive year to bring fun, encouragement and support to classrooms across the country. They’re donating *5% of sales from their product line, May 1 through Sept. 30, 2023, to AdoptAClassroom.org so teachers can equip students with back-to-school supplies to start the school year strong.
Since 2021, Best Year Ever has donated more than $41,000 to AdoptAClassroom.org to support equity in education and help equip students nationwide with the school supplies they need.
Donating to one teacher can support hundreds of students’ education. Half of the materials teachers purchased in 2022 with the donation they received from Best Year Ever will be used in classrooms for years to come, including books, STEM supplies, technology and flexible seating.
Dr. LaTesa P., a physical education teacher in Georgia, used her donation from Best Year Ever to purchase new field day equipment that benefitted 450 students within one year.
In 2022, 40% of the supplies that teachers purchased with Best Year Ever’s donation were basic school supplies and art materials like pens, pencils, paper, glue and crayons. These are the kinds of supplies that get used up quickly and need to be replaced regularly.
Araceli L., a Pre-K teacher in California, used the classroom basics she purchased with Best Year Ever’s donation to ensure her young learners had the tools they needed to complete their homework assignments.
“I am very grateful for Best Year Ever’s donation. I bought crayons, scissors and glue bottles to make a small pack for my students to take home. They are using it to complete their homework assignments. The kids enjoy drawing, and they are also getting more practice on their small motor skills. This gift will help us the whole year!” -Araceli L., Pre-K Teacher
Basic school supplies are a necessity, but many students have limited access to them. A 2022 AdoptAClassroom.org survey found that 80% of students’ families are having a harder time paying for school supplies. As a result, 82% of teachers spent their own money to purchase basic school supplies alone for their students in 2022.
Best Year Ever’s on-going commitment to education ensures that more teachers have the resources they need to do their jobs, and more students have what they need to learn and succeed in school.
*June Co. is donating 5% of sales from the Best Year Ever product line from May 1 – September 30, 2023 to AdoptAClassroom.org, with a maximum donation of $1,000,000.