A Day Made Better program recognizes teachers for their ability to
inspire students with creative and innovative teaching, both inside and
outside the classroom
TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian teachers on average spend $453 of
their own money to fund classroom needs, such as supplies or classroom
activities1. To help ease the burden, Canadian office solutions provider OfficeMax
Grand & Toy today announced it is surprising six public school teachers
across the country with $9,000 total worth of classroom supplies
through its 2013 annual A Day Made Better program.
Today marks the 5th year of A Day Made Better, in which OfficeMax Grand & Toy associates surprise teachers at their
schools with $1,500 worth of school supplies. The national program aims
to relieve and support primary school teachers who spend their own
money on much-needed classroom supplies.
"Teachers are often the unsung heroes of the community," said Ron
McDougall, General Manager, OfficeMax Grand & Toy. "They are an
exceptionally dedicated group of individuals whose love of teaching
shows through by how much they go above and beyond while educating
Canada's youth. 'A Day Made Better' is one way OfficeMax Grand & Toy
works to give back to the communities and teachers it serves."
The national A Day Made Better program has received hundreds of nominations from across the country
since its inception. This year's winners were recognized for, among
other things, their use of technology in the classroom, working closely
with parents to keep them up-to-date on their child's progress, and
being actively involved in the communities where they teach.
This year's honoured teachers come from cities and towns across the
country including: Canmore AB, Middle Sackville NS, Orangeville ON,
Waterloo ON, and Winnipeg.
Each recognized teacher receives a box of assorted school supplies
valued at $1,500 for use in their classroom, including a Kodak Easy
share camera, a Sony ZS-S4iPB Boom box with iPOD cradle, an ergonomic
chair donated by Safco Products, and a Dymo Label Printer 450.
The Selection Committee includes select staff from OfficeMax Grand &
Toy. Entries are graded based on a variety of attributes including the
teacher's passion and commitment to sustainability, and their
innovation and inspiration in the classroom.
About OfficeMax Grand & Toy
OfficeMax Grand & Toy is a leading provider of workplace products and
solutions serving business to business and retail customers in Canada
for over 130 years. From the latest technology, interiors and
furniture, everyday office supplies and facility resources to a wide
range of print and document services, we provide workplace innovation
that enables our customers to work better.
A part of OfficeMax family since 1996, the company has the expertise and
consolidated product and supply chain leadership to provide customers
big and small with a range of superior products and services across
North America. OfficeMax customers are served by approximately 29,000
associates and more than 900 retail stores globally. OfficeMax has been
named one of the 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies, and is the only
company in the office supply industry to receive Ethics Inside®
Certification by the Ethisphere Institute.
1 According to survey results released by the Canadian Teachers'
SOURCE: OfficeMax Grand
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