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Lighthouse Academy teacher surprised by OfficeMax

By John Published: October 5, 2010

Here's the press release:

FIRST GRADE TEACHER AT AKRON AREA PUBLIC SCHOOL RECEIVES ''A DAY MADE BETTER'' SURPRISE FROM OFFICEMAX ON OCTOBER 5

A deserving first grade teacher from Lighthouse Academy in Akron, Ohio will receive a surprise visit from OfficeMax where she will be honored and recognized with an award and $1000 worth of school supplies as part of the ''A Day Made Better'' national cause event celebrating teachers for their extraordinary efforts in the classroom.

 Because teachers spend $1000 out-of-pocket annually on essential classroom supplies, OfficeMax and Adopt-A-Classroom founded ''A Day Made Better'' to lead the fight against teachers having to spend their own money on classroom supplies. On October 5, 1000 teachers across the nation will receive surprise deliveries of school supplies from OfficeMax worth a total of $1 million dollars. The Jonas Brothers are kicking off this year's national cause by highlighting the fact that we can make ''Every Day Made Better'' for teachers with the support of celebrities and community members alike. Winning teachers were nominated for this award by their principals for demonstrating passion, dedication and innovation in the classroom.

 Since ''A Day Made Better'' first began in October 2007, OfficeMax has funded more than 3,500 teachers and their classrooms on behalf of the ''A Day Made Better'' cause and helped attract donations for 10,000 classrooms through Adopt-A-Classroom. Learn more at adaymadebetter.com or adopt a teacher at adoptaclassroom.org.

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