FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — A national movement started by teachers and for teachers is gaining momentum.
By using social media and an Amazon wishlist, teachers are getting the supplies they need for the new school year.
Meanwhile, Bonneville Elementary teacher Kelley Jackson is busy preparing their classrooms by finding support through an initiative called Support A Teacher.
“I wanted to create a community for teachers to support teachers and to give little gifts and send little uplifting messages going into the new school years," Jones said.
Teachers spend hundreds of dollars of their own money buying supplies for their classroom and this movement is trying to change that.
The group was started in July and has already grown to more than 85,000 members across different online platforms. There's even a group started for Arkansas teachers.
One of the goals of the movement is to get more funding for teachers who are underpaid at the local, state and federal levels.
Teachers have very important jobs educating the future leaders of this country. This movement is one way teachers hope to get the tools they need to set children up for success.
“You have no idea how excited I have been opening these gifts and how excited my kids will be opening these gifts," Jackson said.