Thousands watched. Hundreds called. WE GOT RESULTS!

We are humbled by the generosity of our community and the viewers of WKMG News 6. Together, we got results at our Back-to-School Telethon for local teachers and students during a time when our future leaders need it most.

A special thank you to the generous matching funders, The Joe & Sarah Galloway Foundation, The Bond Foundation, and Addition Financial, for inspiring our community to come together to make a positive difference in public education.

With the help of matching funds, donations received for the Telethon were eligible to be doubled, to provide more than $832,070 worth of essential supplies!

These learning tools will help teachers ensure all their students have the supplies they need to start the school year with success.

But there is still more work to be done.

Our Free Teacher Supply Store is open the entire school year for teachers and more than $65,000 worth of supplies are distributed a day.

You can still help! Become a Classroom Hero today. As we celebrate our 25th birthday, we are excited to announce that your donations can now have an even greater impact. Generous funders have stepped forward to match every new recurring monthly donation, dollar for dollar, for the first year. This means that your monthly gift of $25 will be doubled, allowing us to make a meaningful difference in the lives of teachers and students in six classrooms this year. Your contribution truly adds up and can help us create a brighter future for those we serve.

Interviews With Local Champions Of Education

Jane Thompson, A Gift For Teaching President

Valerie Read, Universal Orlando

Kendra Salito, Dunkin’ Donuts

Hannah Herring, Publix Supermarkets

Todd Miner, Todd Miner Law

Lynn Moira Dictor, A Gift For Teaching Board Member

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR BACK-TO-SCHOOL INITIATIVES