To reimburse teachers for their out-of-pocket expenses for school supplies.
It is estimated that our teachers are spending a total of $1.5 billion on
out-of-pocket expenses per year.
On January 3, 2020, the Washington Post published the results of a survey of over 1250 teachers in 35 states showing that the burden of teachers' current spending on out of-pocket-expenses is extreme, especially for teachers in lower-income areas The Post concluded from their research and investigation that the situation is devastating and the problem much deeper with teachers having to go to great lengths to secure resources for their classrooms. Federal data shows that 9 in 10 educators spend an average of nearly $500 a year on supplies.
The National Education Association reports that after having adjusted for inflation, the national average teacher salary has decreased by 4.5% over the past decade to $60,462 with 56% of our teachers holding Master's Degrees or higher.
Our goal as a 501(c)3, nonprofit is to reduce or eliminate teachers' out-of-pocket expenses. Teachers who have registered and been verified request reimbursements from Teacher Supplies Funding.
Teacher Supplies Funding is incorporated and was approved as a 501(c) 3 organization on February 28, 2019. The charitable non-profit was founded by Karen Snyder of Bethesda, Maryland, an award winning business owner. We are in the process of forming a Board of Advisors.
Karen Snyder, Founder.
Why the Cause?
According to a survey conducted by Communities in Schools more than 90% of our teachers are paying for school supplies to help low-income children whose parents cannot afford the basics like pens and notebooks.
Teachers in lower-income areas are taking on a higher burden.
"Teachers affect eternity, never knowing
where their influence ends."
- adapted from a quote by Henry Brooks Adams
What an Impact
Through reimbursing out-of-pocket expenses, we hope to show teachers our appreciation for their dedication to teaching and for nurturing our children.
We Need Your Help to Support Our Teachers
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