Sometimes it is not enough to help a few as in the case of the Random Acts of Classroom Kindness Giveaway launched by Extra Credit Union.
During its back to school campaign the financial institution asked interested teachers to post items they need for their classroom in an Amazon Wish List posted on the ECU Facebook page.
Five random winners were supposed to be drawn from the list.
However, after seeing the number of wish lists that were posted the credit union decided to help everyone out: four teachers won a $250 Amazon gift card and 79 others received $50 Amazon gift cards to cover their wish list items.
“Every year, teachers spend so much out of their own pockets on all sorts of needs from getting their classroom ready and picture perfect to create a comfortable learning environment for their students to endless equipment and supplies throughout the school year that aren’t covered by their school’s budget,” said Ruthann Varosi, Extra Credit Union’s assistant vice president of marketing in a news release. “We had an overwhelming response from this effort, and an overwhelming amount of gratitude from the teachers we were able to help. We were more than happy to help these teachers kick off their school year on an extra positive note.”
Among the teachers who were helped was Tracey Bailey.
“I typically don’t participate in giveaways but I was encouraged by other teachers doing it,” said the sixth-grade teacher at Wolfe Elementary School in Center…