Barren Classrooms Prompt a Nonprofit to Offer a New Kind of Holiday Gift for Teachers - it's even tax-deductible

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With budget cuts forcing teachers to spend so much of their own money on classroom supplies, yet another coffee mug, picture frame or fruitcake probably isn’t the gift your child’s teachers want the most. A new nonprofit, ClassWish.org, has the answer: Thank The Teacher Gift Cards, which can be redeemed for classroom supplies. Parents can take the financial burden off of teachers and also helps children—including their own. These gift cards are even tax-deductible and eligible for matching by many employers. No traditional gift or gift certificate can offer that.

The Perfect Gift for Your Child's Teacher

As a teacher, there are times when I just don't have the resources I need to do the best I can for students.” National Teacher of the Year, Sarah Brown Wessling

The new economic climate and its impact on our nation’s schools have inspired a new kind of gift-giving.

Devastating budget cuts have left most schools without the supplies our children need to succeed. Books, computers, art supplies, musical instruments, and science gear are all in desperately short supply. Many schools do not even have paper for the copiers and printers.

The situation is so dire that devoted teachers spend an average of $1,200 a year of their own money to provide just some of the basics students need to explore their potential and thrive.

In challenging times like these, yet another coffee mug, picture frame or fruitcake isn’t the holiday gift your child’s teacher wants the most.

A new nonprofit, ClassWish.org, presents a solution: Thank The Teacher Gift Cards, which teachers can redeem for classroom supplies. This welcome gift lets parents take the financial burden off of teachers and also helps children—including their own. Imagine the impact as we channel to classrooms some of the hundreds of millions of dollars normally spent buying traditional presents for teachers.

Thank The Teacher Gift Cards from ClassWish.org offer yet another benefit: since they represent donations to a nonprofit, they are tax-deductible. Now, that’s something no traditional gift or gift certificate can offer.

Parents can order Thank The Teacher Gift Cards from ClassWish.org/TeacherGifts. Teachers can visit the site to redeem them for the classroom resources they and their students need.

These ClassWish.org Thank The Teacher Gift Cards are needed, they’re appreciated, they’re smart, and they make a big statement: that we care about our kids and their dedicated teachers.

This holiday season you can do more than just give a gift—you can show you really care.

For more information, please visit http://ClassWish.org/TeacherGifts

About ClassWish.org    

ClassWish.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It provides schools and teachers an easy and efficient way to attract the support they need. Teachers visit the site to create Wish Lists, as easily as shopping online. Visitors see exactly what is needed, and how their tax-deductible contribution can help.

The importance of the cause and opportunity to help millions of kids has attracted to the ClassWish.org Board of Advisors such business and education luminaries as the EVP of the New York Stock Exchange, the Global CEO of Ogilvy PR, and the CEO of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

See how easy it is to get help for your favorite schools at http://ClassWish.org

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