Wednesday, July 15, 2015

ThredUP's Raise a Hand for Teachers Campaign

I have had the opportunity to work in several different schools during my professional career thus far. I have also had the pleasure to work with a multitude of amazing teachers and educators. I see them change lives everyday. That is why I am so excited that thredUP, my favorite online store, is partnering with to recognize and thank teachers for their hard work and the positive impact they make each day on our children’s lives.

Teachers are extremely generous with their time as well as their money. According to, teachers spend an average of $500 of their own money each year to equip their classrooms. 70% of teachers have even purchased apparel items like jackets, socks and shoes for their students. It's a statistic that I am certainly not surprised to read and I know that many teachers, in fact, spend much more than that! You can read the inspiring nominations and watch an adorable video of kids thanking teachers, plus find new survey data from at You can also find out more information about the campaign there.

Here are the details:

The nomination period for teachers is July 15 - August 23. 
Three teachers each win $2,500 for classroom supplies and $500 to thredUP. 50 runner-up winners receive $100 to thredUP! 
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 8 (following Labor Day weekend)

You all know I absolutely love thredUP. It is good for my budget, good for the environment to buy second hand, and there are so many cute clothes to be had! You can even get $10 off your first purchase with this link! Now they have thredUP Back to School, too. You can get all your favorite kids' brands including GapKids, Janie and Jack, Lilly Pulitzer, Mini Boden, Zara Kids and more! thredUP’s prices are always up to 90% off retail, so you don’t have to wait for the back-to-school sales to start to save a ton of money. Shopping online or their mobile app equals convenient, stress-free shopping!

Go check it all out and nominate your favorite teacher! 
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  1. My mom was a second grade teacher for 30 years. Every year, I remember her buying coats and shoes for kids in her class. This is a fabulous idea! Susan

  2. I love that thedup is doing this.

  3. That is so great they they are doing this-- such a great post-- perfect fit!

  4. What a great idea! I've got to check out ThreadUP. They seem awesome.

  5. Such a cool partnership- thanks for sharing this, lady!
    Happy Thursday!

    Le Stylo Rouge