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Office Max Surprises Lake Shore Teacher with Special Delivery

Rodgers Elementary School teacher Debra Wilson was the recipient of the office supply store's A Day Made Better program.

One Rodgers Elementary School teacher received a $1,000 surprise on Tuesday, thanks to a teacher advocacy program at Office Max.

Debra Wilson teaches first grade at Rodgers Elementary in St. Clair Shores and was nominated for Office Max's A Day Made Better.

Wilson was one of 1,000 teachers across the country who were chosen by Office Max out of thousands of nominees to be rewarded for their extraordinary efforts in the classroom. Winners received $1,000 in school supplies for their classrooms, including arts and crafts, notebooks, and even cameras.

The box of supplies was delivered to Harb's classroom Tuesday morning by employees from Office Max.

A partnership between Office Max and AdoptAClassroom.org, A Day Made Better was designed "to help ease the financial burden for deserving teachers," according to Office Max.

Since its inception, A Day Made Better and other OfficeMax Goodworks programs have contributed more than $18 million in grants and supplies to support more than 29,000 teachers and their classrooms.

Learn more at ADayMadeBetter.com or adopt a teacher at AdoptAClassroom.org.

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