Horace Mann awards more than $10,000 in DonorsChoose.org funding

Springfield, Illinois, Dec. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Horace Mann donated more than $10,000 to 35 educators in its Fall Into Funding Sweepstakes. The company, which helps educators achieve their financial goals, began the contest as educators returned to school and it just concluded. DonorsChoose.org provides a way for teachers to post classroom project requests allowing donors to identify and choose projects to support.Educator projects completed included requests for a mini fridge, art canvases, flexible seating and more. Rebecca McElhannon teaches seventh grade at Bismarck Middle School in Bismarck, Arkansas. She requested a mini fridge for a lunch program she started for her students. “One day a week, I will have student volunteers come to my room to help classmates on course work. Students will peer tutor while enjoying lunch with students that may not be in their friend circle,” said McElhannon. “I would like to provide a mini-fridge so that they may bring their lunches and store them in the room.” Sixth grade educator, Becca Yates’ project, requested basic supplies for her classroom. “I try to keep things on hand for students to grab so that students can spend less time worrying about having materials and more time focusing on the more important things such as learning math, science, reading, language arts, and social studies.”Educators entered throughout the fall with at least five winners randomly drawn on the third Monday of every month during the promotion. “We partner with DonorsChoose.org because it’s a great solution for educators to get the tools they need for their classrooms,” said Horace Mann President and CEO, Marita Zuraitis. “We know educators spend their hard-earned money on supplies, and this allows them to save some money to invest in their future, while also making a difference in the futures of their students.” About Horace MannHorace Mann (Horace Mann Educators Corp. (NYSE:HMN)) is the largest financial services company focused on providing America’s educators and school employees with insurance and retirement solutions. Founded by Educators for Educators® in 1945, the company is headquartered in Springfield, Illinois. For more information about the company, visit horacemann.com. Contact:  Michelle Eccles, Horace Mann, (217) 788-5394, [email protected]. Projects funded: ArkansasSome Things Need to Stay Cold!, Rebecca McElhannon, Bismarck Middle School, BismarckYoung Artists Rackin’ Up Art!, Vickie Lemp, Albert Pike Elementary School, Fort Smith CaliforniaArtists in Training, Leah Dobek, Hancock Elementary School, San DiegoKinder, Kinder, What Do You Hear?, Valerie Dungan, Hancock Elementary School, San Diego ConnecticutBeing a Green Machine, Sharyl Kastens, Waltersville Elementary School, Bridgeport GeorgiaDear Dry Erase, I Learn Through Mistakes!, Portia Dhanasekaran, Dunaire Elementary School, Stone MountainHeading Into Digital Literacy, Suzi Mathis, Turner County Elementary School, AshburnHeadphones Will Help Us Learn!, Cathy Russell, Dorothy Heights Elementary School, IdahoThe Art of Family Engagement!, Melissa Hunt, IT Stoddard Elementary School, BlackfootLet’s Project It and See It, Alicia Cody, IT Stoddard Elementary School, Blackfoot IllinoisBack to the Basics, Rebecca Yates, Anna Junior High School, AnnaMiddle School Students Need to Socialize, Jennifer Weter, MacArthur Middle School, Berkeley MaineHelp Them Learn to Love to Read and Spread Compassion, Amy Tucker, Maranacook Middle School, ReadfieldZooming in On Science with Macro Lens Photography, Kelsey Frost, Dike-Newell School, Bath MichiganWhere’s My Book?, Candace Flauaus, Grant Elementary School, GrantLiven Up Our Library: Part III, Kaitlyn Crane, Mayfield Elementary School, Lapeer MissouriPowered-up with Learning, Lynn Raynor, James Traditional Elementary School, Kansas CityMake Our Walls Come to Life, Kim Voss, Washington High School, Washington North CarolinaLearning Extravaganza, Tabitha Johnson, North Drive Elementary School, GoldsboroN25K Running Team, Year 2, Sandra Harris, Northside Elementary School, Elizabeth CityOne Team, One Fight, Sarah Hirai, Jacksonville High School, Jacksonville OklahomaDiversity and Tolerance, Soraya Javaher, Kendall-Whittier Elementary School, Tulsa PennsylvaniaWobble with It!, Jennifer Gorzelsky, Penn Lincoln Elementary School, AltoonaHealth Education Material, Jeffrey Stepansky, Juniata Park Academy, PhiladelphiaStop! It’s Carpet Time…Let’s Discuss, Danica LaKari, John C. Diehl Elementary School, ErieA Flexible Fit, Kelly Ziegenfus, Parkway Manor Elementary School, Allentown South CarolinaWiggle, Wiggle, STOP!, Carly Painter, Woodland Heights Elementary School, SpartansburgMeeting Students’ Needs, Whitney Camacho, McColl Elementary Middle School, McColl TennesseeGetting Cozy in the Classroom- Flex Seating – Part II, Teresa Floch, Middle College High School, Memphis TexasTape Club!, Pamela Walker, Greenfield Elementary School, Fort WorthPBIS Interactive Activities!, Carlos Esparza, Kindred Elementary SchoolWriting With Voice, Cynthia Coronado, Armando Leal Junior Middle School, San AntonioStability STEM Learning, Rosie Perez, Bruce Aiken Elementary School, Brownsville VirginiaOrganize Us!, Kayleigh Critzer, Roanoke Academy Math & Science, Roanoke WisconsinReading Roundup Part 2!, Susie Goneau, Random Lake Elementary School, Random LakeMichelle Eccles
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