Twenty Rapid City elementary school teachers got a little bump in classroom funds Friday.
For the fourth year in a row, Rapid City Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores took part in the national Teacher Reward program.
The teachers were chosen at random, this year from Knollwood Elementary, and given $50 to spend at the stores for things like supplies and nutritional snacks.
And while it might not seem like a lot, it eases the burden on teachers who often have to go into their own pockets for supplies.
"This is going to help a lot," said Shelley Branch, a fifth grade teacher at Knollwood and one of the reward recipients. "Every day we have snacks and this'll buy pencils. You know, $50 goes a lot. It doesn't seem like it, but with us, this'll take us through a whole month."
Wal-Mart and Sam's Club have given out roughly $4.5 million nationwide this year.