Sheryl Crow has gone back to her hometown to give back to her alma mater through Adopt a Classroom!
According to PR Newswire, the singer-songwriter returned to her hometown of Kennett, Missouri, surprising the teachers at her alma mater, Kennett High School, with a $21,600 donation for classroom supplies! During a school assembly that was featured on The TODAY Show’s “Show Heart Today” series on Feb. 8, Sheryl announced that she was “adopting” all of the school’s teachers through AdoptAClassroom.org with a $600 donation each.
“I know first-hand how much hard work goes into being a teacher, but I also know how big of an impact teachers have on the lives and futures of their students,” said Sheryl, who worked previously as a music teacher herself. “Thanks to AdoptAClassroom.org and the financial support of Farmers Insurance, we were able to make a meaningful difference for the amazing teachers at Kennett High School while also showing viewers of The TODAY Show just how easy it can be to do the same for teachers in their own communities.”
The donation of $600 for each teacher is equal to the amount on average that teachers personally spend each year for materials and supplies for their own students. “Most people are shocked to hear teachers spend so much of their own money each year to equip their classrooms and students,” said Bob Thacker, executive vice president with AdoptAClassroom.org. “Thanks to the commitment of people like Sheryl, and the generosity of our corporate partners like Farmers Insurance, we adopted every teacher at Kennett High School. Our hope is to help all teachers throughout the country who still lack the resources for their students to learn and succeed.”
To make a donation to AdoptAClassroom.org or find classrooms to adopt in your community, click AdoptAClassroom. Individuals are also invited tovisit www.ThankAmericasTeachers.com to share their thank yous and to vote for their favorite teacher proposals throughout the year.
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