Remember that teacher you had in middle school or high school that got you interested in science with the crazy in-class project building a working model of the solar system? Well, what if they didn’t have all the components to make those models? Every year, teachers across the country spend over $400 of their own money to make sure their students have access to the materials they need to learn at the highest possible level. And still there are thousands of teens out there in schools lacking the resources that many folks take for granted.
That’s why Katy Perry is teaming up with Staples to present the #MakeRoarHappen campaign. Staples has already donated $1 million dollars to DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit website where public school teachers can get donations for their classroom projects. To date, they’ve raised over $240 million dollars to help some 11.4 million students (largely from low-income or disaster-stricken areas) receive everything from art supplies to field trips. Now it’s your turn.
We want you to help spread the word about #MakeRoarHappen, and to make it worth your while, we’re giving you a chance to win an acoustic guitar signed by Katy Perry herself. Using the widget below, share a story on Facebook and/or Twitter about how your favorite teacher has inspired you to #MakeRoarHappen. Remember, you have to enter via the widget for the social sharing to count towards the giveaway.
Staples is giving you even more chances to win great Perry prizes. You can donate $1 to DonorsChoose at any Staples store or Staples.com/MakeRoarHappen, and those who donate $10 or more will be entered to win tickets to the North American leg of Perry’s Prismatic World Tour.You can also create a video about your goals, favorite teachers, or any positive story about education and enter for a chance to win a trip to L.A. and meet Katy Perry before catching her September 19th show at the Staples Center. Head to Staples.com/MakeRoarHappen for more details and information.
Below, watch Perry explain why DonorsChoose is such a worthy cause.