Lucky teachers receive free school supplies from TCC

On top from left is Chenda Saly, Deion Crockom and Jan Neuman. Bottom row from left is teachers Hannah Sharlau and Kristine Paul.

On top from left is Chenda Saly, Deion Crockom and Jan Neuman. Bottom row from left is teachers Hannah Sharlau and Kristine Paul.

Ten Scottsdale teachers were pre-selected to receive school supply packs from TCC, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S.

Through its Teachers Rock Supply Giveaway, more than 500 participating TCC stores across the nation donated packages—valued at $50 each—filled with supplies, including glue, pencils, pens, markers, erasers, paper, tissue boxes and more, to local teachers.

In total, 5,000 teachers across the country received gifts through the Teachers Rock Supply Giveaway, according to a press release.

For every teacher reached, TCC is impacting 30 students. In 2015, TCC donated 3,500 supply packs to teachers across the country.

“Every year, the average teacher spends roughly $500 of their own money on school supplies, yet many classrooms still run out of materials halfway through the schoolyear,” stated Scott Moorehead, CEO of TCC, in the release. “At TCC, we believe teachers deserve more. We believe that teachers rock. Replenishing their supplies is just one more way we are giving back through our Culture of Good, and we’re proud to be able to do it.”

TCC makes ongoing investments in corporate social responsibility initiatives through its Culture of Good. In 2015, its efforts included donating $1 million to Riley Hospital for Children, providing 100,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children, giving supply packs to 5,000 teachers, and contributing $100,000 in grants to organizations focused on improving the environment.

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