Katy Perry Wants to “Make Roar Happen” in This New PSA

KatyPerry(PCM) Pop superstar Katy Perry is doing her part to help the educators of America; the singer has teamed up with Staples to raise money for underfunded classrooms across the country.

Staples, who joined up with Perry in their pursuit of providing better funding for our country’s teachers, has committed to donating $1 million to DonorsChoose.org to enable teachers to buy the supplies they need to make the school year a great one for every student.

Kate Perry and the office supply chain are encouraging everyone to join in by donating to DonorsChoose.org to raise as much money as possible in addition to the $1 million already being donated.

Staples has a statement on it’s website that reads:

Staples is teaming up with global pop music superstar Katy Perry to “Make Roar Happen” by celebrating and supporting teachers during back-to-school season. Staples is building on its  long history of supporting teachers, students, and education by donating $1 million to DonorsChoose.org, a charity that has helped fund more than 450,000 classroom projects for teachers. Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post requests, and individuals can give directly to the ones that inspire them. To date, 152,000 public and charter school teachers have used DonorsChoose.org to secure $187 million in books, art supplies, technology, and other resources that their students need to learn.

In the PSA, Katy Perry walks around a concert stage filled with instruments that disappear as she touches them, stating “Imagine going onstage without any guitars, or keyboards, drums, or a microphone, and being expected to ‘Roar.’ Tough, right? It’s the same with our teachers, who are using their own money so students can learn.”

A study by the National School Supply and Equipment Association in 2012 reported that 92% of teachers spend their own personal funds on school supplies for their classroom.

In just two months the campaign has already raised funds for 287 classrooms, giving over 23,000 students the supplies they need to start the school year off right.

Katy Perry and Staples want you to join the cause; every dollar counts!

Participants can even enter into the Katy Perry Ticket Sweepstakes, to see the pop songstress on her Prismatic World Tour!

Visit DonorsChoose.org to support America’s educators!

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Red Lobster Surprises A Widow On Her Wedding Anniversary

(PCM) For 31-years a woman and her husband would celebrate their wedding anniversary with a meal at Red Lobster, however sadly this year was a bit different, but ended with a touching surprise.

Tragically, the woman’s husband passed away in March of this year and in order to help keep the tradition alive, the woman’s daughter volunteered to take her mother to dinner to celebrate the anniversary.

When the waitress asked if the family was celebrating anything special, the woman’s daughter explained the tradition and then they continued on with their meal. The surprise comes when they received the check to pay for their meal and instead received the following note:


“We are sorry to hear about your husband’s passing, but we appreciate your loyalty in spending 31 years of your anniversary with us. For your appreciation, your meal is on us! We look forward to spending your next anniversary with us!”

The hand-written note was signed “Sincerely, Red Lobster & your server, Taylor.”

A spokesperson for Red Lobster confirmed the incident and released the following statement:

“What Taylor, the server, and Chad, the manager on duty, did demonstrates how our teams live Red Lobster’s core values of genuine caring and hospitality each day,” spokeswoman Erica Ettori said. “All of us at Red Lobster are truly proud of the Columbia team and appreciate their commitment to making every guest’s dining experience a special one. We also extend our wishes to the family who dined with us and look forward to serving them again next year!”

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Sponsored Post: Burger King Introduces ‘The Proud Whopper’

Fast-food retailer Burger King has come up with a truly amazing way to relate with all the various generations and ideologies of its’ customer base, with the introduction of the ‘The Proud Whopper’.

‘The Proud Whopper’ is exactly the same as the ‘Traditional Whopper’, only the outside wrapper has changed. The new rainbow-colored wrapper features the touching and thought-provoking message “We Are All The Same Inside”. In fact, Burger King has even changed their own slogan of “Have It Your Way” to “Be Your Own Way”, as a wonderful way to encourage us all to be comfortable with our own various forms of self-expression.

‘The Proud Whopper’ was introduced during San Francisco Gay Pride 2014 and sales of ‘The Proud Whopper’ will be donated to the Burger King McLamore Foundation, for scholarships benefiting LGBT college-bound, high school seniors graduating in spring 2015.

Burger King put together a video that showcased customers reactions to ‘The Proud Whopper’ and the results are quite emotional. The best part is watching the moment when the customers reach the realization that ‘The Proud Whopper’ truly is, exactly the same as the ‘Traditional Whopper’, despite their best efforts to search for a difference.

After reading the message on the wrapper that reminds us that we are all the same inside, customers appeared to be quite inspired and Burger King has done a fabulous job at supporting their variety of customers with their viewpoint on equality and equal rights.

‘The Proud Whopper’ definitely has people talking and instead of mindlessly chowing down fast-food, the campaign and slogan are actually making them stop for a second and think, which is always a good thing, especially in this day and age.

This post has been sponsored by Burger King, but concerns my own thoughts and opinions.


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