Earlier this month, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe, along with Yoobi, announced the winner of the “We Love Teachers” Fundraising Contest. The duo launched the initiative last month and it was described as a national initiative to support K-12 teachers, and GoFundMe will donate $1,000 to 100 campaign created by and for K-12 teachers. The winner was announced at a school-wide donation event at the Arts in Action Elementary School in Los Angeles. The contest’s winner, Jade Aposhian, is a first-grade teacher at Arts in Action Elementary who raised $590 during her campaign.
“We are thrilled to be honoring Ms. Aposhian as the winner of the ‘We Love Teachers’ contest today. Ms. Aposhian’s commitment to her students and persistent drive to improve her teaching is a model for all of us. Thanks to her dedication and hard work the kids of Arts in Action Elementary will have enough school supplies to finish the school and start next year on a high note. We thank GoFundMe for partnering with us to support hardworking teachers, like Ms. Aposhian, who help shape the future for so many kids.”
Yoobi reported that through its partnership with the Kids In Need Foundation (KINF), it donated “Classroom Packs,” which consists of boxes filled with essential school supplies, to more than 400 students across the school. Each Classroom Pack includes hundreds of core learning tools and contained pencils, glue sticks, erasers, rulers, folders, crayons, colored pencils, markers and more.
“We firmly believe that all teachers should have the tools necessary to provide quality education to their students. We’re glad we had this chance to partner with Yoobi to reward dedicated educators like Ms. Aposhian and help provide resources to classrooms across the country. We encourage GoFundMe’s community of donors to continue to support all of our hardworking teachers across the country who educate and inspire our kids.”