Did you know that our tax money doesn’t always cover music and art programs in schools? I was surprised to learn this recently. I’m excited to be partnering with Schoola to share how you can earn money for schools in need. The best part is that busy parents like me (and like most of you that are reading this) can do this easily, without spending much of our limited time doing so.
I’m proud to be supporting Schoola’s efforts to raise money for KIPP Academy in Bronx, NY. The goal is $25,000 to fund the music program. A small school in the Bronx, KIPP Academy works hard to support kids who need all the help they can get. Ninety-five percent of its students qualify for free or reduced-cost lunch. More than one in seven receives special education services. Music helps KIPP Academy reach and engage every child who enters its doors. The slogan on the Music Room wall sets the stage—All of Us Will Learn Music. No matter what backgrounds they come from or what challenges they face, they learn lessons together that will serve them the rest of their lives.
I chose to support this school in particular because I was involved in my school’s choir when I was younger and I believe in the importance of music programs. I love their slogan- “All of us will learn music” and how it speaks to those of different backgrounds and abilities. Also, as a mom with children in special education, the number of children with special needs that KIPP Academy supports also drew me to this school.
What is Schoola? Schoola is an online consignment store dedicated to recycling brand-name children’s clothes, with a portion of the proceeds going to schools in need. Three bags of clothing sold at Schoola will fund one violin for a child at KIPP Academy. Watch this video below and see the children’s faces light up when they are talking about how much music means to them and you’ll see why I’m participating in this campaign!
Here is how you can help me raise money for KIPP Academy:
- For every transaction you do on Schoola.com, Schoola will donate $1 to KIPP Academy.
- For every person who requests a Schoola donation bag (it’s FREE!), Schoola will donate $1 to KIPP Academy.
- PLUS – when you donate clothes and fill out your school information, $2 of every $5 made will go back to the school you chose to support! A win for KIPP Academy and a win for your child’s school!
Ready to help? Check out Schoola.com and request a donation bag or find some great clothes for back to school!