What is the Supplies for Success Teaching Award?
The Supplies for Success Teaching Award seeks to enrich Utah’s classrooms by lending a helping hand to exceptional teachers. Once a month, we select a teacher from Utah, Salt Lake, or Davis county public schools to receive a $250 OfficeMax gift card to use on necessary classroom supplies. We base our selection on the nominations we receive to our site.
Why is this program so important?
According to a study by the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA), teachers in the United States spend more than $1.6 billion out of pocket on school supplies per year. On average, each teacher spends nearly $500 of their own money each school year on their students. The Supplies for Success Teaching Award is a small way Christensen & Hymas helps decrease teachers’ out-of-pocket expenses and gives back to the community.
How can I make a nomination?
Getting your teachers much needed money for classroom supplies can be as easy as taking a few moments to tell us why they are so incredible. All you need to do is fill out the form at the side of the page.
That’s it. We take care of the rest.
We will notify you if your teacher is selected as one of our Supplies for Success winners. Please take just a few moments to help incredible teachers win $250 for school supplies and the recognition they deserve.
On October 5th, World Teacher’s Day, Ken surprised Krista Dugmore at Washington Elementary School, in Salt Lake City, with the Supplies for Success Award
Here is what Principal Julie Miller had to say about Krista:
“Krista Dugmore is a new member of the Washington Elementary School faculty this year. Washington Elementary is located in the heart of SLC and serves children from our neighborhood boundaries as well as The Road Home, a shelter for homeless families in SLC. She has a natural rapport with elementary-aged children and genuinely cares about every student. She has experience teaching a diverse student population including refugees, special education students, English Language Learners, and low-socioeconomic status students. Teaching is her passion and her #1 priority! This year Krista is teaching a classroom of kindergarten-age students; she is developing a positive and safe learning environment emphasizing building community and teamwork. We are very fortunate to have Krista on our faculty.
She previously worked for several years in Boise, ID. She packed up a trailer to haul school supplies and items she valued for use in her classroom down to SLC. She had only two weeks to set up her room as she was hired very late in the year. In a freak accident, her trailer caught on fire in the move to SLC from Boise. She lost everything but two items. Needless to say, it was devastating. She is a remarkable young teacher, and I would love for her to have the opportunity to replace some of the items she lost.”
If you would like to nominate a teacher, please click here and fill out the requested information in the form on the right side of the page.
“Thank you so much for the … gift card to Smiths, which provided me the funds to purchase: 20 jars of jam/jelly, 6 large cans of roast beef and 13 large cans of chicken. The jam will probably see us through most of the year as we provide daily peanut butter & jam/jelly sandwiches for our students. The canned meats will provide about 20 students with weekend meals. Your generosity is appreciated . . . The [Supplies for Success Award] is a wonderful program that promotes education and recognizes the silent financial contributions of teachers.” – Cheryl R.
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“Thank you for the gift card! I have already spent it on . . . expensive items that will help us in writing our own books! I appreciate your generosity!” – Cathy T.
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“Thank-you again for your generosity with selecting my class to be the winner of the [Supplies for Success] Award. We are so blessed to have school supplies, backpacks, a lunch box, and cleaning supplies; all purchased with the gift card. We are sothankful!” – Mrs. Sullivan
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“I wanted to thank you for all you do for kids and teachers. Your efforts are very appreciated! Thank You!” – Casey P.
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