What better way to triple your business donations than to help teachers get the supplies they need for their classrooms. 1) You help a child succeed, 2) You support your community, and 3) Little people (future entrepreneurs) will write you notes written in crayon to thank you. That’s something worth framing. It’s an investment in your own company’s future. Crayons! Computers! Books! They need everything.
Crayons! Computers! Books!
Reaching out to your local school district and asking to adopt a classroom or sponsor an event can mean the difference to a young mind. Hopefully, with your tax-deductible donation, it’s a win-win situation for you and your business.
- The IRS allows you to claim a deduction for the donations you make to qualified organizations. These organizations include more than just charities and will include any school district program that does not operate for profit and is solely supported by state and local governments.
If you have a talented and creative employee on your staff, turn them loose on this project. Below are some websites to help get you started thinking of ideas:
- Adopt a Classroom
- Donors Choose
- Mashable did a nice article on ways you can reach out
- CBS also did a nice write up on campaigns to help teachers get school supplies.
- Colorado teachers talk about what they did
- Hurricane Florence has made many teachers desperate for school supplies.
In Utah Peter Reichard, the president of Utah Foundation, an independent, nonprofit public policy research organization, brings to light the funding issues that Utah, like states across the nation are facing. In his Commentary: Investments in ‘at-risk’ students falling short of national benchmarks, he expounds on the hardest hit groups of children in need.
Teachers should not be worrying about where their classroom supplies are going to come from. Many teachers are way underpaid, yet they are using their own funds to buy supplies. Teachers do so – so children can be productive and self-sufficient members of society.
Businesses and individuals can help offset costs. Funding classroom materials for students to learn and succeed by – is a future investment.
A person is a person, no matter how small. ~ Dr. Seuss
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