For the past 4 years, Burlington has proudly partnered with AdoptAClassroom.org during the back-to-school season. AdoptAClassroom.org provides funding to teachers so that they can purchase the classroom materials they need for students to learn and succeed wherever learning takes place – virtually or in the classroom. Since 96% of American public school teachers report paying for school supplies out of their own pocket, spending $745 of their own money each year, Burlington wanted to help off-set this burden and support teachers across the country. Over the last 4 years, Burlington has collected over $7 million during its annual in store fundraising campaign. Donations to AdoptAClassroom.org benefit teachers and students in Burlington store communities nationwide, with more than 38,800 classrooms and nearly 1 million students being supported over the last 4 years.