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.
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.”