Gwinnett teachers buy supplies for students


LAWERENCEVILLE, Ga. — Gwinnett County Public Schools gives each teacher $50 to buy all of their necessary school supplies.

Second-year sixth grade math teacher Gulannar Rattani pays $20 to $40 a month out of her pocket to purchase supplies like an electric pencil sharpener, hand sanitizer and tissues.

Douglas teachers get less funds, buy supplies out-of-pocket

“It doesn’t cover what we need for the year,” Rattani said. “Even with the discounts we get from Office Depot, it’s still pretty expensive.”

There are other resources to assist teachers in gaining the tools they need.

First grade teacher Saysha Jackson gets a little help from a consistent resource.

“I try not to buy school supplies — like paper, glue, scissors, crayons — because parents do bring in supplies sometimes,” Jackson said. “And organizations like Kids in Need provide school supplies to teachers who teach in areas that meet certain criteria.”

Kids in Need Foundation is one of the many organizations that works hard to ensure that children in lower income families get the supplies they need to succeed in school.

Donor Choose allows you to donate any amount to teachers all over the United States and for any subject or program you choose.


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