A Day Made Better For A Special Teacher-OfficeMax Giveaway

Can you remember your favorite teacher?  I have a few special ones I recall that made learning such an enjoyable experience.  The icing on the cake for me was getting my own teaching license and being able to work along side with a couple of my favorites from my elementary school days.  Talk about an amazing privilege!  It made me appreciate all they did for me that much more.

Unfortunately, along with teaching often comes the fact that teachers have to spend a good amount of money from their own pockets for needed supplies in the classroom.  I’ve joined the Max Moms For Teachers program to raise awareness and encourage support for teachers in every community.  The Max Moms are working in collaboration with the national “A Day Made Better” cause founded by OfficeMax and nonprofit Adopt-A-Classroom to help erase teacher-funded classrooms.

To support this cause, I had the great privilege of surprising a deserving teacher in my community who demonstrates hard work and dedication to her students with $110 worth of classroom supplies from OfficeMax.  I was so excited as the day neared!  I couldn’t wait to help make her day a little brighter.  Look at some of the great stuff in this box!

The teacher I honored was Mrs. Denise Parham.

Mrs. Parham is a third grade math and science teacher who is passionate about her work and gives her all each day in the classroom.  Just this week, her class suffered the terrible loss of one of her students.  It’s been emotionally tough on them all, but she has really put forth a tremendous effort to be there for her students and help them all cope with this devastating loss.  Presenting her with this box of classroom supplies did brighten her day and her class was so excited for her.

You, too, can also join in supporting this cause by purchasing your own A Day Made Better box of classroom supplies available for $25, $50, and $100 at www.adoptaclassroom.org/better and surprise a deserving teacher in your community.

A special thank you to OfficeMax for allowing me to bring some much-needed school supplies and sunshine to a deserving teacher and class.


How would YOU like to win a a mini cause box and $50 gift card to OfficeMax for school supplies to give to a deserving teacher you know?


Leave a comment telling me a little about the teacher you would give this to if you won.  PLEASE make sure you leave an email adddress so I can contact you if you are the winner!  Deadline to enter is Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 11 PM. Central, U.S. Only.


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  1. Valerie Mabrey says

    I would be giving this to my daughter. She just started teaching and would love it. I try to support her in any way I can.
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  2. Adrienne Gordon says

    MY daughters’ teacher has been very good about teaching the kids about not bullying, he deserves this for school.

  3. angie says

    I would give it to my sister, who is a teacher. I’ve seen firsthand how much dedication she gives to her job and the chilldren she teaches.

  4. Katharine says

    My son’s teacher is a first year teacher but she is inspiring him to work harder than he ever has before. He comes home and immediately asks to do his homework!

  5. McKim says

    If i were to win this, I would give this to my daughter who is an elementary school teacher. Having just graduated in May, she is starting from scratch and lacks a lot of supplies.

  6. says

    I would give this to my daughters first grade teacher because she has been very helpful and communicative this year thus far in regards to my daughters Autism and other behavioral issues.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  7. MelissaO says

    I’d give it to a teacher who is my neighbor. She is so appreciated that a co-worker who is now is his 30s still talks about her!

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  8. Deb S says

    My son’s English teacher is a blessing to all of her students. Her former students even started a FB fan page for her.


  9. says

    I would love to give this to the teacher that helped my son so much last year. She took him by the hand after we had to flee from another school and taught him to believe in school again. She turned around what could have been the worst nightmare and made it so much better. Thanks for this opportunity.

  10. steff says

    id like to give this to my sister; she teaches special ed and is always buying things out of pocket!

  11. Jessica P says

    If i won i would give this to my best friend who is a pre-school teacher. She would really appreciate this become each year she likes to buy her class extra supplies and goodies!

  12. Brittney House says

    I would give it to my son’s math teacher who always goes above and beyond to make sure my son lives up to his learning potental

  13. Amanda Mclemore says

    My sons Kindergarten teacher she worked with him alot on his writing and it has helped him so much:)

    mclemore102 at gmail dot com

  14. AEKZ2 says

    My daughter’s kindergarten teacher is wonderful. She also taught my son. I’d like to win this for her.

  15. Liz M. says

    I’d love to give this to my teacher friend! She’s committed to eliminating bullying and making sure all students are given the tools they need to learn!

  16. says

    I’m a long way away from school of any kind. I have a friend who is a school psychologist and I would give it to her to give to the teacher she thought could benefit from it the most…

    mtdoonmeister at gmail dot com

  17. Sarah L says

    My friend Barb is a great middle school art teacher and could really use some new supplies.
    Thanks for the contest.

  18. amie d says

    I would giveis to my son’s reading teacher. She is new to our district this year and is do a great job at teaching the students in a way they understand. Thank you!

  19. says

    I’d give the special box to my daughter’s extra special math teacher. Math is her least favorite subject, but this year she is loving it, because she says he makes the class and learning fun!

  20. brian e. says

    Thanks for the giveaway…we know of a great teacher who has recently divorced, and she is going through a bit of a rough patch.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  21. Justin D. says

    I would love to give this to my son’s Pre-K teacher. Since we are a non-profit coop every little bit of money and supplies helps the teachers and in turn helps my son. :)


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  24. Betty C says

    I would give this to my grandson’s teacher. She really goes above and beyond for all her students.

  25. Charlene Kuser says

    I would give this GC to my daughter’s math teacher.She has spent so much time helping her
    to succeed

  26. Rochelle says

    My niece’s teacher is truly an inspiration. She makes learning fun and teaches in a way that is truly creative.
    romapup at gmail dot com