Local Teachers Benefit from Walmart Teacher Rewards Program
On Friday October 3 Walmart awarded 20 teachers from Northwoods Elementary with $50 reward cards to purchase classroom supplies that will help students start the school year off right as part of the company's Teacher Rewards program. For the sixth year, Walmart will donate over $5 million to provide 100,000 teachers across the United States with rewards cards to help offset the cost of room expenses. "We are proud of our community's teachers, who give time and often their own money to ensure our students have everything they need to be successful throughout the school year." Aaron Baldwin, Marysville Walmart store manager. Cindy Sheldon, Marysville Walmart HR/Training Coordinator says "These funds come at a critical time, as many teachers will spend an estimated $1000 of their own money to ensure their students have the supplies needed to learn all year long. We just want to ease that burden a little bit." The Teacher Rewards program is an extension of Walmart's ongoing support of local education initiatives that help students better prepare for their future. In 2013, Walmart & it's Foundation donated more than $44 million to fund education programs across the country.