Walmart is helping 10 teachers at DeKalb West School to purchase much-needed classroom supplies this back-to-school season as part of its Teacher Rewards program. Nationally, Walmart and Sam's Club locations are awarding more than 45,000 educators with $100 infusing $4.5 million to schools across America.
It's estimated that educators spend approximately $500 out of their own pockets each year for classroom supplies, including snacks for students who may not have regular access to food. The Teacher Rewards program helps offset those costs.
"Walmart is committed to supporting the local community and addressing unmet needs," said John White, Store Manager. "We know teachers are on tight budgets to provide supplies for their classrooms and Teacher Rewards helps offset those costs."
Picture from Left to Right front row are Pam Cunningham, Walmart ZMS and Jennifer Cantrell, Walmart Personnel Manager, who presented the rewards to teachers today (September 28) at DeKalb West School
Back row left to right are teachers Deb Poteete, Regina Kent, Susan Robinson, Cindy Pulley, Vicki Wilson, Jenny Cantrell, Jeanna Caplinger, Cynthia Preston, and librarian Genrose Davis.