Teacher Receives $1,000 in Supplies

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EUGENE, Ore. — OfficeMax stores across the country gave back to local schools, Tuesday. Thanks to the corporation’s “A Day Made Better” program, more than 1,000 schools and teachers were given some much needed classroom supplies.

The south Eugene OfficeMax store surprised Andy Traisman, a teacher at the Village School in Eugene. The 7th and 8th grade teacher received a new chair and a box full of school supplies.

After the surprise, Traisman’s student’s spoke up about how he has made a difference in their lives.

“That was a moment a spontaneous moment where student’s were able to express themselves. You saw some kids raise their hands that hardly every talk because they don’t like to, but they were inspired to speak and that is really cool,” said Traisman.

The south Eugene OfficeMax store has been collecting school supplies from the community all summer; those supplies were given to the village school, in addition to what Traisman received.

The north Eugene OfficeMax was also planning to recognize a teacher today, but due to a conflict they had to reschedule

Since 2007, OfficeMax has contributed more than $18 million in grants and school supplies to help support 29,000 teachers nationwide.

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