Help keep music & art in schools with the 20 Days of School Adopt-a-School program

Have you heard about the “20 Days of School” Adopt-a-School program? Let me take a step back and tell you about why keeping extra-curricular activities in schools is important to me. At the end of the last school year I was blessed enough to be able to spend the day at Little Man’s school to watch the field day events. For anyone that does not know, Field Day is a day filled with races, events, and competitions for each school child. I remember looking forward to field day every year when I was a kid and now my Little Man does the same thing. Anyways, I showed up at his school and followed Little Man from event to event. I watched as his classmates cheered him on and as other competed against him. I watched as he won some events and lost others and I watched as he shook hands with his friends after a race.

School Sponsored Field Day - Adopt-a-School programAt the end of the day he won many ribbons but not every event that he participated in. Was he upset? No… why? Because this event taught him more than just racing and having fun. This event, run by the school, for the kids taught him true sportsmanship. That it is not always about winning, but about trying your best and knowing when to congratulate others. Field Day teaches sportsmanshipWould he have learned these valuable lessons without field day or events like this? Maybe… but why should he? Isn’t it part of going to school? You would think it would be, but some schools can’t afford events like this. They can’t afford music, art, or sports programs and that saddens me. Especially since Little Miss is more of an introverted child, I know that she will thrive in the art program when she goes to elementary school. I know that through art, she will grow as a person and become the person she is meant to be. What would we do if that program wasn’t available to her? I don’t know… This is why I feel strongly about helping Yick Wo Elementary in their goal of raising $25,000 to fund an art program.

How can you and I help a school in need? Well, it is simple; by shopping through and donating to Schoola! You see, Schoola is an online shop dedicated to recycling brand-name children’s clothes, with 40% of the proceeds going to schools in need. It’s an innovative new program – which saves parents money and gives back at the same time.  It is so awesome that it has been heralded by Fox News, the LA Times, Forbes and Parenting Magazine!

Even better is that they are running a campaign of “20 Days of School” Adopt-a-School program that will focus on “adopting” one of two schools who would greatly benefit from additional funds to bring or bolster creative programs and Yick Wo Elementary is one of these schools.

Learn more about Yick Wo Elementary by watching the video below:

Want to help the Adopt-a-School program???

Helping the Adopt-a-School program is simple – CLICK HERE and begin shopping or donating! You see, for every person who requests a Schoola donation bag and for every purchase made at Schoola.com, Schoola will donate $1 to Yick Wo Elementary. PLUS – if you donate clothes and fill out your school information, $2 of every $5 made will go back to the school you chose to support. Win/win for  Yick Wo Elementary and your school!

Are you willing to help the “20 Days of School” Adopt-a-School program? Comment below and tell me how YOU want to help!

 

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