Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Adopt a Classroom Program Might be for You

Calling all Bloggers

NEA Member Benefits has launched the first social networking website designed specifically with educators and Education Support Professionals (ESPs) in mind. The NEAMB Community is in partnership with TeachAde and can be found at http://www.neamb.com/home/1209_2421.htm.
My personal favorite blog is called “Money Talk” and is written by my colleague Elizabeth Schruefer, who not only works at NEA Member Benefits but is also a Certified Financial Planner. Elizabeth updates her blog every Wednesday with a new posting.
I encourage you to register (it’s EASY!) at http://www.teachade.com/register.do and then check out Elizabeth’s blog (and the others on the site). If you have suggestions for other blogs or communities, go ahead and get them started as it is something you are able to do on TeachAde.

In addition to the above, there is a section where you can set up your classroom to be “adopted.”
Have parents ever asked you "How can I help?" or "Do you need any supplies?" Well now, thanks to Adopt-A-Classroom you can provide them a way to directly support you and their child's learning. Adopt-A-Classroom allows any teacher (public or private) to register, then anyone (parents, local businesses, families etc.) can make tax-deductible donations to the class -- to help you purchase the materials your classroom needs.

Adopt-A-Classroom is easy-to-use and 100% of the donation goes to you, the teacher; Adopt-A-Classroom takes $0 out for administration costs.

Go ahead and register today! IMPORTANT: When registering your class, be sure to choose 'TeachAde NEA Member Benefits' in the 'How did you hear about Adopt-A-Classroom?' drop-down box.

You can print out and copy this Donor Card to hand out to parents, and print this flyer to share with your colleagues.

If you have any questions check out the informational video on our site, or contact them directly.