Staples to host Teacher Appreciation Day Aug. 13 with freebies to first 100 teachers

Staples said it will host Teacher Appreciation Day Saturday, Aug. 13, at store locations across the country to provide teachers with items useful in the classroom.

Each year, more than 90 percent of teachers spend hundreds of dollars of their own money on classroom materials, according to the National Education Association.

The first 100 teachers visiting the Merced Staples store at 20 West Olive Avenue on Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon will receive a reusable lunch bag filled with pens, eraser caps, note tabs, a one-subject notebook, glue sticks and sticky notes.

Teachers will also receive a coupon sheet with savings on classroom supplies from such brands as Crayola, Spectrum and Eureka, the office supply company said in a news release.