Teachers are some of the most important people in our children's lives. They help shape those young minds into future leaders and contributors to society.

And here at 97.3 The Dawg, whenever we have a chance to do something nice for the amazing educators of Acadiana, we try to jump all over it.

So we've decided to put on a Teacher Supply Drive to help out. We all know that teachers will come out of their own pockets throughout the year for items needed to effectively run their classroom.

We want to help that out-of-pocket expense be reduced just a bit and starting next week we'll be asking our fine listeners to donate to this drive. But in the meantime, we need to find out who needs help and what kind of items are needed.

That's where we first need the help. So as to try to make a proverbial "dent" in things, we've decided we will try to help out 25 teachers this year.

Nominations will be taken throughout the week and on Friday morning (July 20) on the Bruce & Jude show, the randomly selected 25 teachers will be announced.

Then we'll get to work collecting items these teachers need to supplement their school year.

Simple enough? Now, let's get to hearing about your favorite teacher or teachers!

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