"Teachers Surprise Their Colleagues." Three photos of people holding a large check from Burlington and AdoptAClassroom.org.

Teacher Influencers Surprise Colleagues With Help From AdoptAClassroom.org and Burlington

This back-to-school season, Burlington has partnered with AdoptAClassroom.org for the sixth consecutive year to raise funds for teachers nationwide. 

Now through August 30th, you can help fulfill teachers’ back-to-school shopping lists by finding a Burlington store near you and rounding up at check-out. Your donation will help teachers purchase the teaching tools they need to support their students.

To kick off this year’s fundraiser, Burlington surprised five unsuspecting teachers with a boxful of classroom essentials to start the school year off strong. 

The retailer partnered with five teacher influencers, each given the opportunity to surprise a deserving teacher at their school. The selected teachers received glue sticks, fidgets, pens, pencils, paper and more. These supplies are items teachers typically purchase with their own money to ensure their students are equipped to participate in the classroom.

Check out the below videos and watch as the astonished teachers expressed their  gratitude. 

That’s not all!

Burlington also surprised each of the five teachers’ schools with a $10,000 donation through AdoptAClassroom.org! Now all of the teachers at the five schools will have funds to purchase classroom supplies for the new school year. 

You can provide teachers with the classroom supplies they need when you visit your local Burlington store and round up at checkout, now through August 30th.

Watch some amazing teachers get supplies: 

“Glue Sticks – these are so valuable!”

Ally is a teacher and influencer in Las Vegas. She decided to surprise her colleague LaDonna with a box of supplies. Ally said that LaDonna, “wants every student to be successful and she will do everything she can to make that happen.

Watch LaDonna’s incredible happy dance when she opens her box. 


Spreading the love to another teacher! Like and tag a teacher to enter them to win a $500 AdoptaClassroom.org gift card! Donate to AdoptaClassroom.org at Burlington stores from 7/25 – 8/29 #ad @Burlington @AdoptAClassroom.org

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“Pop-its – my students are going to love these!”

Diego, a teacher and influencer based in Chicago, surprised his colleague Ms. Keenan, a science teacher, with the box of supplies from Burlington. 

Watch Diego talk about the importance of this donation: 


#ad I teamed up with @burlingtondeals and @adoptaclassroom to hook up my good friend Ms. Keenan with some awesome supplies for next year! Tag a teacher below to enter to win.

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“Pens, Pencils, Pop-its – all things to make the start to this school year easier.” 

Tomeisha, who teaches in the Atlanta area, surprised a deserving teacher at her school who went above and beyond to support her students, both virtually and in person, even when dealing with personal health issues. 

Burlington’s donation will make the start of the school year much smoother for her and her students. 

Watch Tomeisha surprise her colleague: 


#ad I got to hook up a fellow teacher with loads of stuff for this school year thanks to @Burlington & @AdoptAClassroom.org LIKE this video and TAG a teacher who deserves to win a $500 gift card so they can get hooked up for this school year too! #teacher #teachersoftiktok #backtoschool #teachergift #giveaway

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