Over several years, and then again recently, we have heard how our underpaid teachers often must purchase needed school supplies, which may or may not be reimbursed.

We also enjoy local ballgames that are often supported or sponsored by local businesses.

This leads me to think how helpful it might be if one or several local businesses were to support or sponsor a local school for some of their needed supplies. With the business logo on pencils, tablets, art supplies, binders and even backpacks, the merchant might get regular or even daily advertising resulting in much goodwill and with this I suggest the businesses might get better “bang for the buck” than with regular advertising.

Further, we often hear about “arts” programs being discontinued because of lack of sufficient funding. What a great opportunity for larger retailers to sponsor these important activities, which are needed for a well-rounded education.

George Eldredge

South Jordan