Tegra Medical employees in Hernando, MS earned an A+ for donating a large number of school supplies for the DeStoto County Teachers’ Topple the Truck drive in August 2017. The company qualified for a prize from the event sponsor, Chick-Fil-A, earning employees “Be our Guest” gift cards for sandwiches.
According to Time Magazine, “The Education Market Association says that virtually all teachers wind up paying out of pocket for supplies, and it’s not chump change, either. On average, most spent nearly $500 last year, and one in 10 spent $1,000 or more. All told, a total of $1.6 billion in school supply costs is shifted from parents — or, increasingly, from cash-strapped districts — onto teachers themselves.”
Pictured in the photo from left to right: Dennis Schell, Controller, Terry Bounds, Receptionist, Amy Burns, Accounting Associate and Charlotte Hopper, HR Administrator.