BY MELANIE BUCK –
Several years ago, The Walmart Foundation created a Teacher Rewards Program, where all Sam’s Club, Walmart Stores, and Distribution Centers nationwide present gift cards to local schools to help teachers stock their classrooms. On Thursday, October 22, $1,500 worth of gift cards were presented to HHE’s educators; giving each teacher an extra $50 to spend in their classrooms.
Through the Teacher Rewards program, Walmart will provide more than $4.5 million to more than 90,000 teachers across the U.S. during the 2015 school season. These funds will help offset the approximately $485 that teachers spend out of their own pockets each year for classroom supplies.
The Walmart Foundation said, “We applaud the difference that you are making in the lives of your students. Your reward card can be used to purchase school supplies and nutritious snacks for students that may not have regular access to food. Thank you for all you do for America’s future.”