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.


After you have left the mandatory comment for the above question, you can also earn up to 6 bonus entries by doing the following (but please leave a seperate comment for each):

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That’s it! Good luck!

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    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.
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    Adrienne Gordon says:

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

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    Penny Snyder says:

    I would give it to my friend’s daughter – she’s an awesome teacher! grammypenny@frontier.com

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    Sarah Hirsch says:

    i would love to give this to my son’s teacher

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    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.

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    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!

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    Monique Rizzo says:

    Mrs. Erwin my daughters 3rd grade teacher would be a perfect nominee. Her passion and devotion shines through.
    Thanks for the chance.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Janna Johnson says:

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    I would love to be able to give this to my daughter’s teacher!

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    I know a special education teacher that can really use this.

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    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!

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    amy deeter says:

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    I would give this to my daughters Kindergarten teacher.

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    I would give this to my son’s teacher

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    This would be great for one of my best friends, who’s a teacher.

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    Christine R. says:

    I would give this to my grandson’s teacher.

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    I would give it to myself! As a homeschool teacher, I buy a lot of office supplies!

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


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    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.

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

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    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!

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    Kerrie Mayans says:

    I would give this to a teacher friend of mine who teaches in an inner-city school and ends up buying most of the supplies for her students.


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    Amanda Mclemore says:

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

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

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    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!

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    My mom has been a teacher for over 25 years and always needs things for her classroom!

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    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…

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    My friend Barb is a great middle school art teacher and could really use some new supplies.
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    I would give this to my friend, who is a high school math teacher.

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    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!

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    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!

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    This grand gift would go to my grandson’s 1st grade teacher!!

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    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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