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Bounty Awards $25,000 Celebrity-Designed Classroom Makeover to Local Florida Elementary!

Press Release   •   Nov 02, 2011 07:24 EDT

Bounty and TeacherWishList.com Enlist Robert and Cortney Novogratz to Design Ultimate Art Space for Pine View Elementary School in Land O' Lakes, Florida

Following the successful launch of TeacherWishList.com, Bounty continues to celebrate and support teachers, awarding its grand prize $25,000 art classroom makeover to Pine View Elementary School in Land O' Lakes, Florida. Schools that registered five or more teachers were eligible to win the makeover, a small token of thanks from Bounty for assisting to help lessen teachers' out-of-pocket spending on school supplies.The makeover, being designed later this month by Robert and Cortney Novogratz from HGTV's Home by Novogratz, is the culmination of many prizes Bounty has awarded to teachers who have registered their classroom supply lists with TeacherWishList.com since the site's launch in July.

"Our teachers are dedicated to making sure our students have essential classroom supplies which is why so many of us at Pine View registered on TeacherWishList.com," said Land O' Lakesprincipal, Judy Cosh. "We realize how lucky we are to receive the $25,000 makeover from Bounty, and our kids will certainly be inspired to bring their best and most creative ideas to life in the new art lab."

TeacherWishList.com, a School Family Media site, allows teachers to register for much-needed classroom supplies and in turn allows parents to make a difference by fulfilling unmet needs. As the sole sponsor of TeacherWishList.com, Bounty has awarded teachers nationwide with grants of nearly $500 each to assist them in purchasing these classroom necessities and is now proud to thank teachers across the country for registering on the site by making a clean difference at Pine View Elementary with the art classroom makeover.

"Pine View Elementary School could not be more deserving of this makeover. The Pine View staff really goes above and beyond to meet student needs, and we're delighted to again work with Bounty to make a positive difference in the lives of teachers and their classrooms," says Cortney Novogratz, designer and Bounty spokesperson. "Makeovers are our forte; we know firsthand how encouraging and inspiring a clean, vibrant space can be to young students. We look forward to designing the ultimate art space to help get their creative juices flowing!"

The TeacherWishList.com site launch was the result of a recent Bounty study that found that the nation's teachers report spending nearly $500 a year out of their own pockets for school supplies. Through September 27th, teachers who registered their classroom supply wish lists on TeacherWishList.com were eligible to win a $462 grant from Bounty to help fulfill their wish lists and to receive Bounty coupons by mail. What's more, schools with five or more registered teachers were entered for the chance to win the grand prize $25,000 art classroom makeover.

"We are extremely pleased to inspire the students and teachers at Pine View Elementary Schoolwith the classroom makeover," says Laura Lewis, external relations manager, Bounty. "We continue to be dedicated to making a clean difference, providing imaginative and fun learning environments for children in a variety of ways throughout the school year, and we are honored to bring this commitment to life in Land O' Lakes, Florida."

Teachers and parents across the country can learn more and find out how they can continue to get involved in their communities by visiting TeacherWishList.com.