Zanes School Supply Giveaway 2014
Highly anticipated event on August 2nd to provide free supplies to Tucson teachers
Personal injury firm Zanes Law will host its Fourth Annual School Supply Giveaway on Saturday, Aug. 2nd, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., in the parking lot of their Speedway office at 3501 E. Speedway Blvd. Last year’s participating elementary teachers along with new applicants have already signed up to ensure their spots as supply recipients – over 200 teachers are expected to attend!
Teacher Barbara Dowling posted her gratitude for new school supplies after last year’s giveaway on the Zanes Law Facebook page: “What a terrific event. I can’t thank you all enough for the generous amount of supplies we received to start our school year! Thank you to all who gave up their day off at Zanes Law to make our day a memorable one.”
The community event is entirely funded by Zanes Law. Supplies being given away include everything from markers, to paper, to classroom cleaning supplies and more. Fantastic Five Entertainment will be live on site, and exciting games and activities will take place.
Zanes Law knows the importance of providing teachers with the tools needed to give local youth the best education possible. August is the time of year when preparation begins for the start of school. By giving teachers the supplies they need, Zanes hopes to alleviate the burden associated with extra expenses so educators can focus on what they do best: teaching.
Each year, teachers nationwide spend over $1 billion of their own money to supply their classrooms with the essentials needed. Over 90% of teachers report they take on the task of buying their own instructional materials.
“At Zanes Law, we believe that teachers strive to help our children reach extraordinary heights and build extraordinary lives,” said Doug Zanes, owner and responsible attorney of Zanes Law. “Unfortunately, many teachers do this with little to no support from the schools they work for due to lack of resources. This is what the Zanes Law School Supply Giveaway is all about. Our motivation is to support our community’s teachers so that they are able to support our children in the best possible way.”
New this year, Zanes Law is also sponsoring Eric Thompson and CivilSchools at this event. CivilSchools is a comprehensive bullying prevention program that is dedicated to building a bully-free culture. At the giveaway, the participating elementary school teachers will have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a CivilSchools teacher certification, a yearlong anti-bullying program, and an assembly for their school. There will also be an anti-bullying mural where guests can make an anti-bullying pledge.
“We look forward to another great event and upcoming school year for Tucson’s youth!” Zanes said.