What is the Del Monte Teacher Monday: Cash for Classrooms campaign? Glad you asked. :)
It is a program to help support kindergarten thru 12th grade public school teachers across North and Central America with cash to purchase school supplies and fresh fruit. One hundred prizes totaling $1,000 each will be awarded to teachers who get the most votes in the "Teacher Monday: Cash for Classrooms" online contest at www.fruits.com.
Every Monday, for five consecutive weeks begining October 18th, ten teachers in the U.S. and Canada will win $1,000 each ($750 in cash and $250 in fresh fruit gift certificates) in the "Teacher Monday: Cash for Classrooms" online contest. The cash is to help teachers purchase much needed school supplies. The fruit is for classroom snacks and to encourage educational activities about fruit and healthy eating choices.
In an effort to support schools in less developed countries where many Del Monte products are grown, and where classrooms are also experiencing economic disadvantages, the "Teacher Monday: Cash for Classrooms" program will link winning U.S. classrooms with a school in Guatemala or Costa Rica. The 50 selected Central American schools will also receive $1,000 each for school supplies.
To enter, teachers must register online and submit a short essay on how the funds will be spent. Winning teachers will be selected solely on the number of votes they receive online – so rally parents and students, friends and family to get online and vote!
Become a fan of "Teacher Monday: Cash for Classrooms" on Facebook and Twitter to stay informed about contest news.
Is there a school near you that could use your vote? Check here to see.
Giveaway ends midnight CST Thursday November 11. Winner will be chosen by using Random.org and notified by email. You must respond to the email with your name and mailing address within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen. The booklet worth $25 for Del Monte fruit will be mailed to you. Good luck!
Disclosure: I was provided with a $25 booklet for Del Monte fruit for posting about this campaign. No other monetary consideration was involved.