Support Teachers

Those who can’t
help but see a better path forward for education,

Teachers don’t teach for the fame, the glory, or giant paychecks — although they deserve all those things. They teach because they believe that preparing students for the future is one of the most important jobs there is. They are right. And they should be respected and appreciated for choosing to be teachers. Together, let’s make a difference in their lives and empower them to continue inspiring the next generation.

Below are several meaningful ways you can support and uplift our amazing educators, during specific promotional periods and all year long.

At different times of the year, #TeachersCan coordinates and recruits Texans and organizations to participate in promotional campaigns that lift up teachers. Learn more about each one:

Teacher Appreciation Week


& #TeachersCan


Texas Teachers’


With Your

Volunteer at a school or in a classroom

Mentor a student or serve as a tutor

Join and become active in PTA / PTO / PTSO

Organize a community celebration for Texas Teachers’ Day on Oct. 5

Provide employees with time off to volunteer at a school or in a classroom

With Your
Financial Support

Sponsor a teacher’s classroom supplies or basic necessities for students for the year — like a local #ClearTheList

Support a teacher special classroom project with a donation on DonorsChoose anytime, or double your donation through our fall DonorsChoose match campaign

Participate in your school’s or community’s school supply drive 

Arrange with the principal to take in a lunch or special snack for the teachers and staff at your local school

Connect your business or organization as a school partner

Support teacher and classroom grants through your school district’s foundation. Find your foundation.

Support or start a Backpack Buddy program for hungry children.

Give the gift of swag from our online #TeachersCan store

With Your

Send a note of thanks to a teacher

Post a shout-out about a great teacher on social media (and tag their school, district and @TxTeachersCan)

Share a positive story of a teacher making a difference with the principal and/or superintendent

Speak in the public comments time at a school board meeting to share a positive story of powerful teaching

Let your elected officials know that supporting teachers is important

Learn how your elected officials or candidates support education and teachers, and be sure to vote

Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper about the positive impact of teachers and/or specific teachers making a difference for students

Use your business or organization’s advertising to honor and support teachers and teaching