For the past 5 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. Since approximately 96% of teachers report paying for school supplies out of their own pocket, spending on average $750 of their own money each year, Burlington wanted to help offset this burden and support teachers nationwide. Over the last 5 years, Burlington has collected more than $8 million during its annual in store fundraising campaign. Donations benefit teachers and students in Burlington store communities, with more than 1 million students and over 44,000 classrooms being supported over the last 5 years.