Thank you teachers!
This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week.
At Jill and Joey, we know how vitally important teachers are to our society--and to the future of our world. We also know that in this “new normal” of COVID-19, teachers face challenges like they’ve never seen before - from dealing with remote teaching to uncertainty about budgets and the future of education.
So, from all of us at Jill and Joey to all of the teachers and school support staff who educate the next generation, we’d just like to say thank you for all you do.
We also know that teacher appreciation shouldn’t happen only one week out of the year. That’s why we’ve committed to support educators and the local communities they serve.
Here are just a few of the initiatives we’ve launched to support local schools in our communities:
1. Virtual mentorship
We were thrilled when Bridget Fekula, a friend of Jill and Joey’s CMO Todd, asked us to introduce our company and our mission to her 7th Grade class from East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. We (virtually) shared our story and how we developed our product via video messages and the students were able to ask us important questions about our brand and the environment. We think we learned as much as the students!
2. Donating supplies to local schools
To celebrate Earth Day 2020 we donated hundreds of our reusable bags to schools in the Seattle area. Each bag contained ideas for activities that parents and students could safely do to celebrate the environment. Thanks to teachers Ms. Michelle Enriquez, Karen Saenz, and Beatriz Patlan for helping coordinate the drop offs.
We donated to the teacher supply drive organized by David Oppat Agency of Farmers Insurance in Portland, Oregon. David and his team delivered key supplies (including our reusable bags) to Portland-area teachers. We were happy to play a small part in getting teachers the vital supplies they need everyday.
3. Supporting great school causes
We were proud to support the annual Angels on the Run 5k at St. Raphael’s school in Rockville, MD by providing each runner with one of our Jill and Joey Reusable Bags as part of their post-run goodies!
Have a cause or community initiative you think we could support? Let us know. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to follow our social media feeds @jillandjoeyru to stay updated on how we’re supporting our local communities.
Don’t forget to #ThankATeacher this week!