Local teachers in Moline get rewarded in a big way

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In a Benefit from Wal-Mart’s Teacher Rewards Program, 20 teachers from Washington Elementary were rewarded with a $50 dollar gift card.

The gift cards will go towards school supplies, which will help students.

Teachers at Washington Elementary were also honored with an award ceremony.

One teacher from the school says this money couldn’t come at a better time.

“As the year goes on, as I do my grab bags and I do incentives for the students that I spend money out of my own pocket and I know every single person in this
staff does the very same thing,” says Mary Tallitsch.

The Teachers Reward Program is an extension of Wal-Mart’s outgoing support of local education initiatives that helps students better prepare for the future.

More than 4,600 U.S Wal-Mart stores, Distributions Centers and Sam Club locations are eligible to select one local public school, grades K-8, and provide reward
cards to 20 teachers from each selected school.

For the fifth year Wal-Mart will donate up to 4.5 million to provide 90,000 teachers across the United States with reward cards to offset the cost of classroom
expenses at the beginning of the year.

In 2012, Wal-Mart and its Foundation donated more than $59 million to fund education programs across the country.