Fact: Teachers spend an average of about $500 of their own money each year on stocking their classroom with supplies for their students. When the national average salary of a teacher is $45,486 (Glassdoor as of Jul 28, 2015) an unexpected $500 hit to the wallet can deter any hopeful candidate from entering the profession, which relies heavily on enthusiastic forward-thinking individuals.

After investigating this situation further, we quickly jumped on a call with one of our trusted partners and August’s Cause of the Month was born.

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In the month of August, We-Care.com is paying tribute to AdoptAClassroom.org, an organization with a mission to provide teachers with needed classroom materials so that students can succeed. AdoptAClassroom.org has connected thousands of donors with over 110,000 classrooms, raising over $24 million dollars for classrooms across America since 1998.

If you have not yet chosen a cause to support with your shopping, we invite you to join us in promoting the value of educators by supporting August’s Cause of the Month: AdoptAClassroom.org!