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Isabella has been attending an art camp all summer. She really enjoyed the art program at her school this past year, so we decided to continue that during break. It’s been so fun to watch her skills evolve over the past 6 weeks.
Art can be one of the most important parts of a young student’s life. It teaches kids that it’s okay to be creative and take risks at school—not just in the art room, but in math, languages, and every other subject they study. Before camp Isabella would always ask me to “help” her draw things, and say it was because she couldn’t do it as well as me. Now, she no longer asks me and isn’t afraid to try it first on her own.
The educational benefits of an art program are well known, but it’s still not covered by most public school budgets. The parents at Yick Wo Elementary make sure that their school’s students have art class anyway, and Schoola is forming a community to help them do it.
Schoola is an online shop dedicated to recycling brand-name children’s clothes, with 40% of the proceeds going to schools in need. Launched in 2012-2013 by Stacey Boyd, a parent/teacher and school principal, the program as a simple fundraiser that has now grown to 3,000 schools strong.
“If we sell one bags worth of clothes with Schoola, we can fund five kids worth of art supplies.”
So how does Schoola work? You have two ways to help: request a donation bag or shop on Schoola.
It’s time to get back-to-school shopping, so why not browse Schoola and support a school in need while you’re at it? Or, start cleaning out last year’s gently used items and send them off to Schoola! Request a donation bag here. Once you receive your bag, fill it with it with clean, gently used clothes, package it up, and ship it. The shipping is even paid for by Schoola. It’s as simple as that!
What is your child’s favorite program in school?