Staples offering free bag of supplies to teachers

Staples is sponsoring a Teacher Appreciation Day at stores across the country.

According to a study by the National Education Association, more than 90 percent of teachers spend hundreds of dollars of their own money on classroom materials. In order to ease the financial burden on teachers, Staples is offering the first 100 teachers a reusable lunch bag filled with a variety of office supplies.

Teacher Appreciation Day will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Staples store located at 1480 Tapteal Drive in Richland.