Surveys show that 91 percent of teachers spend their own money on classroom supplies and necessities
Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2013
John Demas, a Sacramento personal injury attorney, implemented the “Green Apple Award Program” last year as a way of giving back to the community. Mr. Demas and the attorneys at Demas Law Group are continuing this program to assist teachers in purchasing supplies for their classrooms. Every week, a drawing will be held to choose a teacher from Sacramento, Yolo, Placer or El Dorado public schools who has been nominated to win a $250 OfficeMax gift card.
According to recent statistics, teachers are spending their own earnings to supplement lean classroom budgets. Surveys show that 91 percent of teachers spend their own money on classroom supplies and necessities. In 2009 to 2011, teachers spent more than $1.33 billion in out-of-pocket expenses for supplies and instructional materials.
In order to qualify for the Green Apple Award, nominators and teachers must adhere to the guidelines below:
- Teachers can be nominated by friends, colleagues, administrators, parents, and students.
- Teachers can only win one time per school year.
- Teachers must be certified and work in the state of California.
- Nominations can be submitted online at the following website: http://www.injury-attorneys.com/school-supply-gift-program.html
- Demas Law Group will notify winners by mail and email.
- Demas Law Group will post winners every week on the firm’s website at http://www.injury-attorneys.com/school-supply-gift-program.html.
John Demas and the attorneys at Demas Law Group hope that the Green Apple Award Program helps hardworking teachers supply their classrooms with the necessary items they need to enhance the their students’ education.
About John Demas:
John Demas has been a Sacramento personal injury lawyer for over 20 years. Mr. Demas has earned the respect of the legal community for his zealous representation of his clients. As a result, he has been selected by his peers as a Northern California Super Lawyer every year since 2009. In 2013, he was also named a Top 100 Attorney for Northern California.
Mr. Demas has been granted membership to The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and is a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization consisting of the nation’s top personal injury attorneys. He also has an "AV" rating, the highest possible national rating from Martindale-Hubbell and the highest possible rating with the prominent attorney ranking web site, Avvo.com.
John Demas was recently recognized as the Trial Lawyer/Advocate of the Year by the Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association in recognition of his extraordinary trial results and intrepid work in advocating for the rights of consumers.