Peepers is dedicated not only to designing unique and attractive eyewear, but also to supporting the wonderful teachers within our community, which is why we created the Peepers for Teachers Initiative.
Since launching Peepers for Teachers, we’ve proudly donated needed supplies to local classrooms. Even better, we’ve partnered with our customers to raise funds by donating proceeds from select sales to the Peepers for Teachers fund, collectively raising over $20,000 to date.
At Peepers, we’re always looking for new ways to show our love for the dedicated teachers who give so much of their time and energy to nurturing young minds, and this year we decided there’s no better way than to throw a party in their honor. Our parking lot party on July 25th was open to all teachers and school staff in LaPorte County, and forty-seven teachers and their families checked in to enjoy the festivities.
We wanted to provide a little R&R for some of our favorite teachers during their summer holiday, so we ramped up the fun with live music, games, and plenty of refreshments in the parking lot at Peepers headquarters. Singer/songwriter Brittany Lee Moffitt provided entertainment while teachers and their families were invited to peruse our vast collection of readers and sunnies and pick as many pairs as they wanted to update their wardrobes just in time for the new school year.
In total, we donated an estimated 1,000 pairs of glasses to these deserving individuals who serve our community every day. We’re hoping every teacher can enter the classroom with confidence and flair, ready to inspire a new batch of students to reach for their dreams.
In addition to providing a wide range of glasses for attendees to choose from, we decided to throw in some amazing prizes, courtesy of local businesses who share our passion for giving back to teachers. Raffle prizes, estimated at a total value of $480, were provided by:
- Author R.A. McCaulley
- Author Sara A. Noë
- Custom Cookies by Dawn
- Devan Bartow
- Rogue Xtrme Fitness
- Shady Creek Winery
- The Parlor
- Peepers for Teachers Fund
Our lucky prize winners included:
- Ashley Kohler of Michigan City High School, Michigan City, IN
- Barbara Eason-Watkins, Michigan City Area Schools Superintendent
- Cori Hardesty of Boston Middle School, La Porte, IN
- Diane Oberholtzer of Joy Elementary, Michigan City, IN
- Laure Poulin of Michigan City High School, Michigan City, IN
- Michelle Hamilton of Marsh Elementary, Michigan City, IN
All in all, it was a truly incredible day. Teachers, school staff, and their families were treated to some much-deserved pampering, and Peepers, along with participating local businesses, was able to show some love to these invaluable members of our community.