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When Jacob started Kindergarten and began bringing home awesome art projects, I started an Art Gallery wall in my bedroom. That way, his creations are the last thing I see before I go to to bed at night and the first thing I see in the morning. This one little wall is only a sample of the many beautiful pieces of art my son has created over the last four years. Some are awe-inspiring, like his replication of Van Gogh’s Sunflower:
Some are, well, interesting, like his Mother’s Day Word Art project, in which he wrote many words that he feels describes me. I’m embarrassing because I call him my little Monkey Pants (although not in public anymore). I’m also a liar because he recently found out the truth about the Easter Bunny and Santa. This was his witty way of making sure I stay humble, I guess. I do love that he thinks I’m pretty! I think it’s funny that he thinks I’m a good cook, considering the most masterful thing I make for him are Peanut Butter and Fluff sandwiches.
None of the projects on my Jacob’s Art Gallery wall would be possible without quality art programs in schools. As often as I complain about Jacob’s school district, I have to give them credit: they make sure art is a priority, at least in elementary school.
Help Give Yo Wick a Great Art Program
Art programs in school are as vital to a child’s future as English and Math programs. While English, math, science and social studies form the core curriculum and give kids the basics they need to make it in life, art gives them the chance to explore creative uses of those basics. It brings them together in a new and exciting way. For children like Jacob, who learn by doing, it is often one of the only ways to drive home the messages taught in the core classes.
The parents at Yo Wick Elementary School in San Francisco, CA need your help to get their school a great art program. Schoola, an amazing resource for children’s back to school clothing, is on board to give them a hand, but they can’t do it alone.
Shop Schoola For Back-to-School Clothes and Help Yo Wick & your own school!
This is where you come in. First, if you haven’t heard of Schoola, let me quickly tell you a little about them. They work in two ways:
- As a shopping site for parents to find fantastic back-to-school clothes at an amazing price. With finds under $5, “new with tags” collections and more, you can find the most stylish name-brand clothes for your child at a fraction of the retail price. I’m talking major savings, like up to 90%!
- As a donation site to repurpose your child’s gently worn clothes. We all have barely-worn clothes sitting in our children’s closets. Even though I try to maximize my spending and only get what Jake need, we still end up with clothing that he wore once- or not at all- by the time he moves on to the next size. Schoola will send you a donation bag so you can give those clothes to them. The money the raise goes to supporting schools like Yo Wick. You can also designate a school to receive the funds!
So how does this help Yo Wick get an art program? Well, let’s talk about that.
- For every transaction made through my Schoola link, $1 will go to helping Yo Wick
- For every person who requests a Schoola donation bag via that link, Schoola will donate $1 to Yo Wick.
- On top of that, when you donate the 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 you and Yo Wick!
It’s really a win/win/win situation. You get great clothes at an affordable price, get to clean out your closet and both your school and Yo Wick get some help funding important programs!
I will have to take a look at this site for School clothes. Your son’s artwork is very good. I have not heard of the Schoola site. That is nice that if I donate clothes and they are bought, I can have the money donated to the school I pick. Awesome.
It’s really a neat program. You get a good deal on clothes and schools get much-needed help. Thanks for the compliment on my son’s art! I’m quite proud of him, especially since I have zero art skill.
I first heard of Schoola last week! I am so impressed with their quality, selection, and mission.
What a great program that can turn no longer used clothing into helping children with an art program. I need to see what I have I could donate.
That is an awesome program. I love that they give back to the kids like that.
I love that program, using up cycling to help out is great. There have been so many things cut from the schools due to budgets, we have actually decided to homeschool our youngest. Hopefully companies doing things like this can get the schools back to where they should be.
This sounds like a great program,I like that they give back.
What a fantastic program. Art is so important for kids and needs to be kept in schools. Your son’s picture is amazing!
I love the idea behind Schoola – I fully support keeping arts and music in our schools. You did a great job of highlighting your son’s artwork!
I saw how important it was as my child came up through school. It’s soooo important to keep our art programs thriving! I love what Schoola is doing.
Great concept. My kids are grown but I’m telling my sister about it.
Art and music is a lot more important than people think, I feel that it’s something that kids should be learning show them that they can be creative.
What an awesome program! I get good clothes and our schools get the school supplies! Win Win!
What an awesome program that can turn no longer used clothing into helping children with an art program.
Schools in my area are quickly losing their art and music programs. We actually have an Art Tax the state imposes to keep these programs alive in our school.
This is an amazing campaign! I love that the movement to preserve the arts is coming back around!
My kids love art and my oldest recently got an art award. It is such a great outlet for kids to express themselves.
I just recently learned about Schoola and it seems like a really great program. Love what they’re trying to do for the kids.
I love programs that give back to kids, especially by teaching them to express themselves through art!
You are right about it being a win/win situation! Great way to support arts in our schools!
I have never heard about this program before. But it does sound like a win win!
Love your son’s artwork….it really is very good. I love that he included the word “embarrassing” on the word collection. I’m sure every child that’s honest would say that!
What a great project! I’m for anything that keeps music and arts in our schools!
Read something about this earlier sounds like a great way to fund raise or make extra money!
Thanks for sharing this information! I love the project and its message.
I’ve never heard of schoola but it sounds like a great program. What a great way to give back to the community.
I’m definitely interesting in donating some clothes. What a great cause! Thanks for this info.
I just recently heard of Schoola. What a great program.
I love Schoola and the things they do for the community. What an awesome program.
I think this is a wonderful initiative. We need a lot more funding for art and music programs.
Great cause for them to help with. I’m glad they are doing it!
I have just been hearing about Schoola. I have to check it out
This is a great program! You can get more affordable clothes for kids and the schools get the help they need, it’s a win for everyone!
What a fabulous little artist you have on your hands. Loved looking at all the artwork on the walls.
The artwork is amazing. You may have a professional #artist on your hands. His #artwork is such a treat to see.
Looks like you have a great little artist on your hands! Love it!