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Ray Elementary's Barta has a "Better Day" thanks to Office Max

Oct 01, 2013 | Community Relations
barta at rayRay Elementary 2nd-grade teacher Catherine Barta received a surprise visit from OfficeMax as part of the company's "A Day Made Better" program.

The one-day event that awards more than 1,000 teachers with $1,000 in school supplies, and brings attention to the issue of teacher-funded classrooms. Among Barta's gifts were treats for her classroom and an HD Kindle Fire.

Since its inception, OfficeMax has surprised more than 6,700 teachers and donated $8.85 million in supplies to classrooms across the country.