It's Back To School time! And because we often work with local teachers, helping them to sell their homes and find new ones that meet their changing needs, we know that each new school year brings a new set of challenges for local teachers.
As our teachers navigate through the first few weeks of school, we know there are still some supplies left on their lists that didn't get purchased for the classrooms. We know there are students who arrive unprepared, without the items they need to succeed for the school year.
We know the struggles our teachers face because throughout the year many of them turn to us real estate needs. They turn to us when they need a bigger place to make room for their growing families. They call on us when it's time to sell their home and downsize into something smaller. We're there when tough times hit and they face short sales or foreclosure.
We’ve seen their successes, heard about their struggles, and admired the amazing work they do day in and day out.
So this month, we wanted to spend a little time celebrating the amazing teachers in Volusia and Flagler Counties.
As the school year began, we asked the area's residents to take a moment to visit our Facebook page tag a hard working teacher they love or respect. We heard from HUNDREDS of community members who know a teacher that goes above and beyond every day. Teachers who could use some extra cash to make their day a little brighter and their lessons more vibrant.
Each teacher tagged earned a chance to win $100 to spend on supplies for their students and classrooms. And as those teachers closed the book on the first week of the 2019/2020 school year, we announced LIVE the names of three amazing local teachers who won that prize.
We also received some great suggestions for our future giveaways. Home school families. Nurses and healthcare providers. Emergency responders. And more! We love those ideas, so be on the lookout for some of them to make their way into our giveaway calendar! (Did you know that several times per year we give away prizes, gift cards, event tickets and more?!)
Click here to see the LIVE video announcement on Facebook. And while you're there, be sure to FOLLOW and LIKE our page to see our future posts with contest and giveaway announcements.
Congratulations to the winners of our Back To School cash giveaway.
These awesome local teachers just won $100 to spend on supplies for their students and classrooms. Wishing you and all of the great teachers in our community a super successful 2019-2020 school year!
The winners (From Left to Right): Reashun Merrick (Indian River Elem.), Lisa McBride (Discovery Academy), Trisha Bray (Cypress Creek Elem.)