In Short Supply
About $500. That's the average amount of their own money teachers spend on school supplies each year — and some say they spend much more than that, even as public education funding and teacher salaries have declined. This past summer, a little hope emerged when the #clearthelists campaign trended, urging people to provide teachers some little financial relief by donating money or items that appeared on their GoFundMe or Amazon wishlists. And, while school is already well underway, that doesn't mean that classrooms are fully stocked with basic supplies. In honor of World Teachers' Day — Saturday, Oct. 5 — here is a list of organizations that provide an easy way to help teachers — and their students — in need.