Your donations make a difference.
AdoptAClassroom.org and Alerus Mortgage believe that every student deserves access to supplies that will help them excel in school. This special campaign, lead by Alerus Mortgage, helps first-year teachers in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul metro area acquire the supplies their students need to learn.
Why I spend my own money on my classroom:
MN average starting teacher salary
of MN teachers leave in the first 5 years
Annual national cost of teacher attrition
AdoptAClassroom.org assists teachers across the U.S. by connecting them with funding to purchase much-needed classroom supplies.
First-year teachers need a hand.
"It was a big surprise to me that from simple things to any time you want to celebrate with your students, you have to pay for it. Your paycheck is nothing your first year. You’re trying to make things really special for your kids and it’s hard."
Fourth grade science teacher Kymberli Cosner had no idea she would be spending more than $500 to provide her students with basic materials such as crayons, glue sticks, scissors, books, ink, and lamination sheets. “I didn’t really know what to expect as a first-year teacher. I wasn’t sure until I went to my classroom what I was actually going to get and what I had to buy myself."
Want to learn more about this campaign?GET THE FACT SHEET
Help us reach our goal.
Together, we aim to raise $20,000 to help 200 teachers be successful in their first year of teaching. Help AdoptAClassroom.org and Alerus Mortgage meet our goal.