Chances are there is a stressed, broke teacher in your life. If you invite this teacher over for dinner regularly, you are a saint, but you need to get to the root of the problem. That teacher isn't broke just because teachers aren't paid well. That teacher is broke because students don't know to bring pencils to school.
So now is when you do your part to save the economy.
Buy your teacher friend a pencil vending machine. For a mere twenty-five cents, students can purchase their own gosh-darned pencils, and soon the person in charge will be raking in the cash and resting easy.
Buy through U.S. School Supply for $275.
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