Teacher Posts Low Wage – Stranger Offers To Supply Her Class
In recent years, its come to light how badly paid American teachers are. Its shocking when you consider that teaching is the most vital job in the world, as it literally creates all the other jobs!
Its true that teaching is also a rewarding profession, but a warm fuzzy feeling of accomplishment doesnt pay the bills!
Milich is 43 years old. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona and teaches second grade at the nearby Whispering Wind Academy. Recently, she posted a photo of her entire earning in the last year.
With that amount of money, she had to support her entire family (which includes three children.)
On top of supporting her family, she also had to ensure that that money could stretch to buying school supplies for her class.
That should have been the schools responsibility. But thanks to how little the government supported the school, she often had to buy things out of her own pocket.
Obviously, some people would say that she could just not buy those supplies. But people like Milich put others before themselves. So when she sees kids without resources, she steps in. For her, supporting others is what she sees as her duty.
Its a shame that the government doesnt see fit to provide for her in the same way!
But after posting her shockingly low salary on Facebook and explaining how she has to provide for the kids in her class, a good Samaritan intervened.
A man called Ben Adam, whom Milich did not know, messaged her on Facebook. His first message was just the following question:
Has anybody offered to buy supplies for your classroom?
She replied that no one had. So the man stated that he would purchase any supplies she needed.
At first, Milich was skeptical. The man lived in New York, thousands of miles from Arizona.
But still, Milich sent him a list of everything that she needed for her class.
The next day, Milich walked into class to find a range of Amazon packages. She looked at them, confused. Surely there had been some sort of mistake.
But she read the labels. All of the packages were addressed to her class. She opened the first box. It was paint for the kids.
Amazed now, she opened another box. It was the sharpies shed requested. All that shed asked for was there.
The kids couldnt believe it either. They suddenly had everything they needed to learn and create with.
As soon as she could, Milich got onto Facebook to thank Adam. In response, he asked if any other teachers at the school needed supplies.
Adam has since supplied five other teachers at Milichs school and has committed to supplying them in future semesters.
It has changed my life completely. Its so humbling and so kind, it just renews my faith in the human race Elisabeth Milich.
Adam isnt content with supplying six teachers. Even though he can only fund so many classes, he realized that he could be doing something to raise awareness.
So he launchedClassroom Giving, which allows people to provide supplies to any classroom in America that needs it.
Hopefully, the US Government can pay attention to Adams hard work and help the struggling schools across America!
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Maxim Sorokopud is a contributor at Shareably.
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