Chipotle Mexican Grill announced today that it will support teachers by providing up to $ 100,000 in back-to-school supplies. The brand, a long-time investor in education, uses its platform to shed light on a daunting challenge facing education professionals as many return to class in person or virtually .
The high cost of school supplies
In the United States, 94% of teachers in public schools pay for school supplies themselves and spend an average of almost $ 500 on their respective classes.
How it works
As of today, teachers can reply to this tweet (https://twitter.com/ChipotleTweets/status/1425062068856578050) from Chipotle with a photo of their school supply receipt and #SuppliesContest for the option to be reimbursed by Chipotle through Venmo. Selected participants will be notified via a direct message from the @ChipotleTweets account.
“We wanted to lend a helping hand to a community that has endured so much over the past year,” said Chris Brandt, Director of Marketing. “Chipotle is a company that is committed to supporting teachers and we will continue to find creative ways to show our appreciation for professionals who cultivate a better future for our communities.”
Chipotle’s existing fundraising program allows schools and organizations to host local events, donating 33% of event sales to their respective causes, subject to reaching a minimum level of event sales. To date, the program has raised over $ 58 million for schools.
Foundation for Children in Need
Chipotle will also take advantage of its real change on the Chipotle app and Chipotle.com to support Kids In Need Foundation (WWW.KINF.ORG), a national non-profit organization that partners with teachers and students in underserved schools to provide the necessary resources for teachers to teach and learners to learn. Until September 14, guests can round their order total to the next highest amount on the Chipotle app or Chipotle.com to support the Kids In Need Foundation’s Supply A Teacher program, which will fund approximately 100 schools under -financed in supplies. Each teacher from the selected schools will receive two boxes full of supplies to fuel an active learning semester, including 24 notebooks, files, pencil cases and pouches, pencil sharpeners, rulers, erasers, highlighters, sticky notebooks and 60 pens.
In addition to helping teachers and its local communities, Chipotle also offers its workforce the opportunity to pursue graduate studies for free through its partnership with Guild Education, the country’s leading education and development company. After just 120 days of employment, employees are eligible to earn debt-free degrees from leading nonprofit accredited universities in 100 majors as part of its Cultivate Education program. It also includes an existing tuition reimbursement program, allowing eligible employees to be reimbursed for tuition fees of up to $ 5,250 per year in eligible programs.
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