What About the Teachers? Overwhelming Response from Local Teachers to Community Businesses' Effort to Provision Teachers with School Supplies

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Steinger, Iscoe & Greene meets the needs of local educators alongside Palm Beach Broadcasting and other local businesses in support of a School Supply Drive for the Teachers this time.

Teachers deserve at the very least our support, for their every day selfless investment for our children's futures.

Amidst the litany of 'Back to School' supply drives for children's school supplies this time of year, there is a new awareness and consequent actions and partnerships being forged for the sake of teachers' back to school supply needs. Yesterday's Huffington Post article stated that 91% of teachers buy basic school supplies for their students. Indeed the profession comes with a cost and yet teachers end up being the ones paying, out of their own, barely lined pockets. Thankfully, some local businesses and patrons identify the need for resources where there aught to be, and are taking action.

In partnership with the Palm Beach County School Board, Palm Beach Broadcasting put out an invitation for local public school classroom teachers to register for a School Supply Drive just for them. The response to what was anticipated would be a few hundred teachers, surpassed 1,000. Identifying the heightened need for assistance to meet the community educator demand, General Manager, Elizabeth Hamma called upon fellow business associates in the community to contribute whatever they could toward meeting the need. Upon learning of the need, Steinger, Iscoe & Greene founding partner, Michael Steinger looked further into the mission to assist local school teachers. At 10:33pm the evening prior to the school teacher supply giveaway event, Hamma received an email from Steinger. "I saw that you are trying to raise $10,000 for this drive. Considering that you already raised $6,000, you can count Steinger, Iscoe & Greene in for $4,000. I and everyone at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene appreciate and understand the important role teachers play in the lives of our children."

Of his contribution Steinger states, "Being there for the community when they need us is what we do as a law firm and it is what I am privileged to do in times like these as a fellow resident and citizen. Our children deserve our best, so do their teachers - outside of a parent, who is more significant in a child's life?"

A powerful cooperative effort taking the financial burden off teachers, so they can concentrate on teaching rather than personally budgeting for their students' supplies.

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