A Day Made Better for Another Teacher thanks to OfficeMax #giveaway

Jennifer here to share with you about an amazing opportunity that I got to be a part of, thanks to OfficeMax. We were provided with the items to giveaway. No other compensation was made. All opinions listed are our own.

This week, I got to do something really cool and amazing. I got to surprise a teacher at our local elementary school with $1,000 worth of school supplies for her classroom.

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It was so cool to partner with a couple of parents to help me get into the school to surprise her. She had no clue we were coming, and the principal even called the local newspaper so that they could record this event as well.

Seeing this teacher’s face when she rounded the corner and I explained why I was there, she was speechless. It was purely a blessing for me to be able to share in this special moment, thanks to companies like OfficeMax.

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Teachers are the backbone of every community and touch each of our lives in many ways. Yet, they are often faced with difficult decisions like purchasing their own supplies to make ends meet in the classroom, which amounts to $1.6 billion1 annually.

Since 2007, OfficeMax has been working to recognize great teachers and help them secure the classroom resources they need through its annual A Day Made Better cause event. This year OfficeMax surprised 1,000 teachers across the country with a total of $1 million in classroom supplies, thanking them for their hard work and dedication in the classroom.

Enter to win

This year, OfficeMax like to give you an exclusive opportunity to make a difference in your community by surprising a deserving teacher on behalf of the A Day Made Better cause. One winner is going to win $100 OfficeMax Gift card so that you too can get in on the fun. I will warn you though — it is totally addicting to give to others and watch their faces light up with glee!

To enter the giveaway, fill out the giveaway tools form below.



  1. Wild Orchid says

    I would use it for toner and supplies for my son’s preschool teacher.

    Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  2. Anne Lehnick says

    Well, we just found my son’s elementary school is a Title 1 school in Texas, which means it doesn’t perform well. I’d put the gift card to use towards anything the school needed to try to bring their scores up and do the best for the kids that they can.

  3. Laura J says

    Oh I would buy a wireless printer! That would be so nice not having everyone have to go to the printer and plug in to print!

  4. Terra Heck says

    I’d use it to purchase supplies for my two teenage girls to use for college. Thanks.

  5. Linda Stewart says

    With so much uncertainty in our economy and it seeming that needs of children are being put last on the list, I would use the gift card to buy supplies for my grandson’s classroom and things his teacher could use to enhance their learning abilities.

  6. says

    If it’s about the teachers, I’d talk to the principal at the school I work for and see if he knows about a need – which I’m sure there’d be.

  7. marian boll says

    I really need a new wireless printer with all my family now on computers and me having the only wired printer, it get hairy around here!!!

  8. Liz Newsome says

    I’d get organizational things – like colorful folders and storage bins! Gotta straighten up around here!

  9. Mechele Johnson says

    I would give it as a gift to my soon to be 18 year old daughter who has been spending every spare moment filling out scholorship apps, studying for the SAT, and preparing for applying to colleges.

  10. mickeyfan says

    My late mother was a teacher and I’d donate this to a local school teacher in her name. I think she’d be pleased!

  11. Crystal F says

    I would buy some extra supplies for my daugher’s teacher. They had to limit what they could ask for this year so they are doing without a lot of things. Thank you!

  12. Melissa Nagy says

    I would donate it to the arts program at my kids’ elementary school. The LOVE art and it is the first program to suffer cutbacks.

  13. Tabitha P. says

    I have a net book that is slower than a snail posse!
    I’d love to throw it out the window.
    So I’d use the gift card to get a new computer,maybe even a tablet.

  14. Tanya Boerhave says

    Office Max isn’t a craft store. I still bet they’d have a lot of things we could use to do the crafts we love to make at my care facility.

  15. hallie p says

    With funding in our schools at an all time low my daughters kindergarten teacher is practically begging for help. I would hand it straight to her.

  16. Denise B. says

    I would get our daughter a new desk chair, a new electric pencil sharpener, and the school supplies we need to replenish throughout the year.

  17. Richard James says

    I would definitely buy ink and paper for my new printer. Spent to much on notebook to afford supplies for printer etc.

  18. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says

    Well, I’d love to do something extravagant like buy a new computer system,,,

    I’d probably have to use all of it on mostly month retocking the spaples – i.e. printer ink cartidges; Losts pens, papers and other basic supplies that we need very much!

  19. Claire says

    I would buy extra pens, notebooks, etc for the teachers at the school I live near to give to low-income students.

  20. Geoff K says

    I’d stock up on school supplies for the rest of the year and get some new toner for our home printer. Thanks!

  21. Michelle S says

    I would buy some ink for my printer so I can print more coupons, then I would donate the rest to some supplies for my nephews.

  22. Marcia Goss says

    I am a teacher, and I do a lot of work on my computer at home. I would use this for printer in and printer paper.

  23. Stephanie Larison says

    I’d buy a new computer chair! Ours broke about a week and a half ago, so we’re using a hard dinner table chair…definitely not the same!

  24. crystal smith says

    If I won I would get the Storage Build 9 Cube Storage Bookcase and probably spend the rest on stickers, glue, and other crafting supplies for the kids :)

  25. JennyA says

    I would use the $100 to buy supplies for some of the children at our church. My daughter is only 1 so she doesn’t need much for school yet, but our church has been very helpful since my husband lost his job. I just want to give back.

  26. says

    I would stock up on various office and educational supplies for my kids – a new bulletin board for the front hall, markers, LOTS of paper, printer ink… and that should pretty much cover it!

  27. says

    I would use this gift card towards a new printer, my house NEEDs one… Having to turn in school work in blue ink instead of black is kind of embarrassing as college students!

  28. Angela Ash says

    I would buy a new computer chair with this gift card. I’m using an old wooden kitchen chair that the back came off of. It still works but it’s not so comfortable as I can not lean back.

  29. Tim A says

    I would buy some much needed office supplies for my home office. The typical desk type stuff like paper clips, pens, pencils, organizers, printer paper, etc.

  30. Eileen Richter says

    We literally live on “teacher row”…where almost everyone on our block is a teacher (cept’ me) I’d actually have to start a conversation to see which one needs it the most. One teaches in large city school, another at a Christian preschool, one teaches special education, and two are right in our town elementary schools. Another behind us teaches at our Middle school . All speak of spending out of pocket for extras for the kids. amazing idea!

    Or if they would send the gc in smaller amounts like $25, I could gift to four of them.

  31. susan smoaks says

    i would buy school supplies for the local elementary school. we are in a very poor area and they could use the supplies.

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