As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, Walmart has announced that teachers who shop for school supplies at its stores between July 25th and July 31st can receive a Walmart eGift Card for 10% back. The company says teachers need to register their receipts on its website by August 15th.
According to KFSM, Walmart also surprised a group of teachers who were attending orientation at the Bentonville Schools Administration on Monday with a basket of school supplies and a $25 gift card.
Bentonville Superintendent, Michael Poore, received a Walmart gift card worth $1,000.
According to Steve Bratspies, executive vice president, general merchandise for Walmart U.S., each teacher spends an average of $1,000 on school supplies- at least half coming from their own money.
3rd grade teacher, Julie Clark, of Elm Tree Elementary in Bentonville explained, “Some kids do come to class without supplies just because they can’t afford it, it’s just not in their financial budget as well.”
Clark went on to say, “I usually go out and buy supplies for them on my own, so it’s nice to have a set already so I don’t have to spend my own dime on it all the time at least.”
Trudy McKissic, 2nd grade teacher at R.E. Baker Elementary, also received a basket. “We spend a lot of money trying to get supplies for out classroom so this is a blessing. We appreciate it a lot.”
Walmart has donated more than $20 million to educators in the last five years, according to the company.