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Bounty and Puffs Partner with TeacherLists.com to Help Keep Parents and Teachers Connected All Year Long

Trusted in the Home and Classroom, Bounty and Puffs Sponsor Online Site That Makes Back to School Shopping as Easy as A, B, C

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 9:00 am EDT



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"The site really does make it so much easier for me to let parents know the exact supplies my students and classroom need to have a great school year."

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As parents everywhere gear up for the back-to-school shopping scramble, Bounty paper towels and Puffs facial tissues have teamed up with TeacherLists.com to help ease the transition. TeacherLists.com, provided by School Family Media, is an interactive website where families and teachers can connect on classroom supplies now and throughout the year. With TeacherLists.com, parents can now be assured that every item they buy now and all year long meets the needs of their child’s teachers.

As out-of-pocket spending increases by our nation’s teachers, the long list of items needed to keep classrooms running has grown to include items that not only enrich a child’s education, but that also promote health and wellness in these high-traffic, hands-on spaces. In fact, according to a 2012 survey done by School Family Media, among the most-requested items on teachers’ wish lists of extra supplies this year aren’t pens and pencils—but tissues and paper towels. With high-traffic classrooms full of hands-on activities, products that promote health and wellness can help teachers keep messes at bay. Trusted in the home, and in the classroom, Bounty and Puffs have partnered with TeacherLists.com to provide a more seamless way for parents to stay up to date on teacher needs.

“Combining both school supply lists and teacher wish lists into one comprehensive site allows both parents and teachers to save time and make the most of classroom supply purchases,” said School Family Media founder & president, Tim Sullivan. “Keeping in mind that our survey data shows that more than 73% of parents will donate up to $50 in supplies to their kids’ classrooms—and spend $641 on average over the course of the year on school supplies—we expect that TeacherLists.com will help streamline class donations so that parents are giving and teachers are receiving the exact items they need.”

And Sherry Carroll, teacher at St. Peter’s School in Delano, MN adds, "The site really does make it so much easier for me to let parents know the exact supplies my students and classroom need to have a great school year."

In an effort to help simplify as much as possible for teachers and parents alike, TeacherLists.com allows easy viewing and printing access from home computers or mobile devices and provides social media channels for quick updates and more. Bounty and Puffs will also be showing support for our nation’s educators and school volunteers throughout the school year via their Facebook and Twitter pages. Parents and teachers are encouraged to visit Bounty’s and Puffs’ pages for more information. Also for a limited time, Puffs has specially designed boxes in classroom creature designs for a fun way to celebrate the back-to-school season.

“Just as Bounty and Puffs have been trusted brands in the home for years, these teacher-trusted brands help provide a clean learning environment and a touch of home for kids in classrooms all across the country,” notes Dave Lee, P&G Brand Manager. “We’re proud to sponsor TeacherLists.com and are dedicated to helping the nation's classrooms remain environments where creativity and imagination can thrive.”

Parents and teachers can get started by visiting TeacherLists.com.

Bounty and Puffs also proudly support P&G’s GIVE Education program to help fight our nation's dropout crisis. Visit facebook.com/PGMyGive for more information.

About School Family Media, Inc.

School Family Media, Inc. is a media company focused exclusively on the intersection of parents and schools and on facilitating meaningful parent engagement in schools. SFM provides the tools, content, know-how and programs to connect parents and schools in meaningful ways throughout the school year and throughout the stages of a student’s school life. School Family Media – through its PTO Today magazine and ptotoday.com website – has an especially strong focus on the leadership of school PTOs and PTAs, and their key role in the school world. Other SFM offerings include SchoolFamily.com, School Family Nights and TeacherLists.com. For more information, please visit www.schoolfamilymedia.com/.

About Bounty

Bounty has been America’s most popular paper towel for more than 30 years. In the U.S., P&G offers the following premium two-ply paper towel products: Bounty Select-a-Size; Bounty White; Bounty Extra Soft; and Bounty Fun Prints. Additionally, P&G offers Bounty Basic, a quality one-ply paper towel as well Bounty Quilted Napkins. For more information on Bounty, visit www.facebook.com/bounty.

About Puffs

Puffs Plus is America’s best-selling lotion tissue. Puffs Plus with Lotion has moisturizing lotion with shea butter, aloe and Vitamin E to sooth sore noses. You might also try Puffs Ultra Soft & Strong to hold up to your strongest sneezes, and Puffs Plus with the Scent of Vicks® – with a touch of mom in every tissue for that extra comforting when you need it most. For more information on Puffs, visit www.puffs.com.

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School Family Media, along with support from Bounty paper towels and Puffs facial tissues, is proud to launch TeacherLists.com, an interactive website where families and teachers can connect on classroom supplies now and throughout the year. (Photo: Business Wire)
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