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As the ’23-’24 school year approaches, thousands of teachers in the Delaware Valley will face the annual struggle of securing supplies for their classrooms. It’s not uncommon for them to spend a fair amount of their own money on basic supplies. Things like pencils, markers, whiteboards, and notebooks. The things we would all think of as essentials for a functioning classroom.

According to a 2021 survey published in Yahoo Finance!, teachers spend about $750 on average every year on classroom supplies. Much of that cost comes to help kick off the school year. And the prices of these supplies continue to go up, while teacher salaries stay the same.

We’d like to ease the burden with your help. We asked our Fanatic listeners who are teachers to submit a wish list so we could help them start the year off strong. But we could use your help making sure each of them get the supplies they need. Every little bit can help. Even if you can just help them buy one item for $1, we appreciate any support you can give.

Check out the list of Fanatic listeners/teachers below who have each submitted a Wish List filled with basic teaching necessities.


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