RICHMOND, Va. -- The CBS 6 Month of Giving, sponsored by Virginia Credit Union, kicked off Monday, November 30.
Every day during the Month of Giving, CBS 6 will highlight those in the community who could use a little holiday cheer.
On Monday, CBS 6 sports director Lane Casadonte handed out gift cards to educators in Hanover County.
"Hanover Schools are one of just two in the entire state offering five-day, in-person learning for students who opted into that," Lane said. "The hundreds of faculty and staff members that are making that all work up here in Hanover have been doing work beyond eight hours a day. We wanted to have just a small token of appreciation for all of the work that they put in this year."
Lane asked the teachers present to "please pay it forward" to their co-workers and staff members.
"[Teaching in person is] not easy, but you are doing it and you're doing it probably better than anybody thought you would," Lane said.
"Our teachers will always be the backbone of what we do," Hanover School Superintendent Michael Gill said. "It is a challenge and it will remain a challenge, but because of the efforts of those in our school system and in our community, we are able to deliver that choice for face to face or online instruction."