Raise A Hand For Teachers

It's mid-July, and you know what that means.
We'll be headed back to school {gasp} before we know it.
That's why today I'm excited to announce that 
ThredUP (my favorite online like-new clothing stop)
is celebrating by honoring our favorite teachers.

Why? From our friends at ThredUP:
  • According to AdoptAClassroom.org, teachers spend an average of $500 of their own money each year to equip their classrooms. 70% of teachers have even purchased apparel items like jackets, socks and shoes for their students. Teachers are extremely generous with their time as well as their money.

  • How? From today until August 23rd, nominate a teacher who has positively impacted your world. Then go back every day to vote!

    Who am I nominating? you ask.
    Well, that's a tough one!
    We have been blessed with great teachers too numerous to count,
    both with our own children and in my Westwood family.
    But for this #raiseahand campaign, 
    I've selected first-grade teacher Jennifer Quigley.

    Mrs. Quigley truly has a heart of gold.
    I know this because I have been blessed with an office right across the hall and, for fourteen years, I've watched in awe as she nurtures hearts while stretching minds and sparking curiosity and creativity.
    I've stopped in to sing along as she and her firsties proudly proclaim what they firmly believe, that they've got the power to change the world. 
    And I've experienced the warm and welcoming climate in which her can-doers plant, blossom, bloom, grow and thrive. 
    Moment by moment,
    year after year. 
    Like magic. 
    Only better.
    Because it's real.
    Thank you, Jennifer, for using your superpowers
    to change the world ... for good!

    Now, it's your turn. 
    Go ahead; pick someone.
    That favorite teacher.
    The one who changed your world ... forever.
    Click the graphic above to nominate him or her. 

    Then join me in sharing the good news about this #raiseahand campaign with all of your social media connections so that we can honor and celebrate the world's 
    amazing superheroes, our teachers.


    1. This is really sweet! What a great way to spotlight a teacher that spends her life on others. Good luck to Jennifer. Hmm, I wonder who I would nominate. Many of the teachers who greatly impacted me or my kids have retired.
      Thanks for sharing this.

      1. Thanks for stopping by and reflecting, Jenny. I love the way you put that: "a teacher that spends her life on others." That's IT! That's Jennifer Quigley exactly.


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