A Wichita carpet store has a great deal for local teachers:
Get a free rug for your classroom, as long as the supply lasts.
Jabara Carpet Outlet, 1816 N. Broadway, will hold a one-day rug giveaway for teachers on Aug. 4, beginning at 9 a.m.
During the event, the store will give away more than 500 rugs to teachers, in appreciation of what they do for students and the community.
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Teachers must be at the store on the day of the event and show a teacher ID to receive a rug. The free rugs will be distributed, one per teacher, as long as the supply lasts. The rugs are made from carpet remnants, so they will vary in size and color; most will be 6 feet wide and 5 to 8 feet long.
Refreshments will be served, and there will be a raffle for prizes such as classroom supplies, restaurant gift cards and more.
Studies show that the average teacher spends more than $500 a year of his or her own money on classroom supplies — things like pencils, paper, snacks and books, as well as classroom decor, furniture and other items.
“We’re just trying to find a little way to give back,” said Jason Jabara, CEO of Jabara’s Carpet Outlet. “Teachers need everything they can get, especially at the beginning of the school year.”