That’s what is due to the many individuals and companies that have helped the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools provide $1 million worth of supplies to district teachers.
The foundation’s Teachers Warehouse eclipsed that milestone as the school year got under way a few weeks ago. From pencils and pens to notebooks and backpacks and much more, donors have provided a tremendous service to teachers who otherwise might have had to purchase those items themselves.
More than 5,000 orders have been filled by teachers in the four years since the warehouse opened.
“Oklahoma City can step up,” said Lori Dickinson, president of the nonprofit foundation. “It’s not just giving them a ream of paper. It’s giving a teacher a message of encouragement: ‘This is from the community. Your job’s important. What you’re doing is important.’” Kudos.