SanMar, T-Mobile #GiveThanksNotPranks This April Fools’ Day

The collaboration focuses attention on supporting the work of teachers

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SanMar Corporation, a wholesale accessories and apparel supplier, announces its support for T-Mobile’s #GiveThanksNotPranks movement, stepping away from the traditional April 1 pranks and giving thanks to educators across the country.

SanMar partners with T-Mobile to show appreciation for teachers across the country. T-Mobile has pledged an up to $500,000 donation through the nonprofit education crowdfunding site DonorsChoose to help outfit teachers’ classrooms, both virtual and in-person, with basic supplies they need to teach their students.

“This year on April Fools’ T-Mobile is going to #GiveThanksNotPranks alongside great brands like SanMar by pausing the shenanigans and asking everyone to come together to show their appreciation for people who made our lives a little bit easier during this challenging year!” says Janice Kapner, EVP and chief communications officer of T-Mobile.

How the #GiveThanksNotPranks movement works

Starting March 22 through April 1, T-Mobile has three ways to help provide public school educators critical supplies they need to teach students through partner DonorsChoose — everything from pens and paper to crayons and notebooks.

Share: Thank any person who’s gone the extra mile by sharing stories on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with #GiveThanksNotPranks. T-Mobile will donate $5 to DonorsChoose for each post up to the $500,000 campaign total.

Donate: T-Mobile will match individual donations made directly to its DonorsChoose campaign up to the $500,000 campaign total.

Text: Customers and fans can donate $5 of their own to DonorsChoose by texting THANKS to 50555.

“This past year has shown us in more ways than one just how essential and important our teachers are to our children and our communities,” adds Jeremy Lott, president of SanMar. “We’re excited to join in the opportunity to give thanks to our educators for all they do by supporting their classrooms and their needs. SanMar is proud to pledge donations to fulfill teachers’ needs in the communities around our distribution centers across the country.”

Learn more about #GiveThanksNotPranks here.


Alexandria Bruce

Allee Bruce is the managing editor of GRAPHICS PRO and WRAPS magazines.

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