We were very fortunate to partner with The Design Studio to help #clearthelist for teachers.
What is Clear the List?
Clear the List is a nationwide movement in support of our teachers by purchasing items for their classrooms from their wish list, like Amazon.
The Clear the List movement was started in 2019 by Courtney Jones. Courtney is the Founder and Executive Director of ClearTheList Foundation, a non-profit that connects schools and teachers with corporations, organizations, and community members looking to contribute to the enhancement of learning opportunities for all.
Jessi Mart, the owner of The Design Studio, was interested in partnering for this campaign with zero hesitation.
“My sister is an art teacher with a limited budget and it’s never enough, and I know she has always dug into her own pockets to make sure her kids have the best year. And with having a kid going to school—I have always appreciated teachers but after 2020 and homeschooling for a few short months-we got a micro glimpse of what they do daily. And it’s ALOT!!!! Plus I know a little bit can go a long way. And sometimes it’s nice to feel noticed and appreciated,“ said Jessi.
“Also they are with our kids more than we are most days—wouldn’t we want them to have everything they can to make our kids have the best days?“
Alyssa Williams, the owner of Cedar Rapids Moms, is the daughter of a teacher who understands just how much a teacher can spend to supply things for their classroom.
“My mom has been a teacher for nearly 20 years and pours her heart into her classroom. Whether it’s her decorating her bulletin board, writing new lesson plans, or learning about new items or ways to help her students learn, my mom is constantly going above and beyond. The least I can do is surprise teachers by purchasing items off their Amazon Wish List to show my appreciation for everything they do.”
We did 10 days of giving and encouraged our readers to help #clearthelist:
Here are the recipients of our 2022 #clearthelist campaign:
Day 1: Tori Reed (Teacher for Cedar Rapids Community School District)
Day 2: Jill Fair (School Counselor for Center-Point Urbana Schools)
Day 3: Amber Bradberry (5th Grade Teacher at Harrison Elementary in Cedar Rapids Community School District)
Day 4: Lauren Kerian (Special Education Teacher at the Howard-Winneshiek School District in Cresco, Iowa)
Day 5: Heather Cross-Agnew (Kindergarten Teacher at Linn-Mar Community School District)
Day 6: Kristin Andries (Special Education Teachers at Vinton Shellsburg Community Schools at Shellsburg Elementary School)
Day 7: Jessica Harper (1st Grade Teacher at Kirkwood Elementary in the Iowa City Community School District)
Day 8: Brooke Umdenstock (3rd Grade Teacher for Center Point-Urbana Intermediate School)
Day 9: Typer Raphael (General Education Teacher in Pembroke Pines, Florida)
Day 10: Molly Kalb (4th/5th Grade Teacher at Arthur Elementary in Cedar Rapids Community School District)
Hear what some of the #clearthelist recipients said:
“I appreciate this so much! Seriously….I want to cry. Thank you so much. Thank you so much. This is such a spirit lifter.”
– Brooke Umdenstock
“Oh my gosh! Thank you so much!!! I’ve been stressed about getting stuff for my room this year because I’m a single mom of 3 kids. I can’t say thank you enough!”
“Oh my gosh!! This is the most fabulous news (as I’m currently attending school training today!) Thank you so much for selecting my classroom for this. I teach kids with really hard home lives, so this will truly be appreciated by my kiddos and myself!”
“Oh my gosh!! Thank you so much. This made my day, I’ll comment in a second. I’m in tears.”
Check out some of the items we purchased as part of our #clearthelist 2022 campaign by clicking here!
Read more about The Design Studio:
At The Design Studio, we have a unique and personal approach to each project we undertake. We work closely with our customers from conception to completion; encouraging open communication and discussion at all times, to ensure they are entirely satisfied with our services. We aim to design a living space that not only reflects your personality but also complements your lifestyle, as well as (most importantly) your budget.
Our team is able to tailor our services to meet your individual needs; however large or small your project is. We work with homeowners & builders; providing a level of service that is exceptional. You can select the level of service which best suits your needs; from full project management, to simply purchasing products to allow you to test your home improvement skills!
Meet the Owner-Designer-Project Manager, Jessi Mart
Jessi’s energetic approach to design means using all available resources for her clients- including the finest materials, latest techniques, colors, and textures- to create a dream space for her clients. She instinctively knows how to coordinate a stylish space that her clients will love to live and work in. In addition to her excellent client service and down-to-earth personality, clients and colleagues can count on Jessi to get the job done right. She has the ability to immediately bond with people, and you quickly sense her integrity, warmth enthusiasm. Having grown up in the construction industry, Jessi brings solid experience, knowledge, and an appreciation for her profession which is apparent in her work.
Read more about how others helped to #clearthelist from KCRG-TV9 by following the link here.
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