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My husband and I do not know how to play a musical instrument. But that didn’t stop us from signing up our oldest son for private music lessons when he was only five. Lucian is a very intelligent boy who absolutely loves to learn new things. We felt that music would be a great outlet for him and help him to focus. It was a great choice for our son.
In the two years he has been playing, it has taught Lucian persistence, patience and self discipline. He absolutely loves to perform on stage in front of a crowd to show everyone what he has learned. It certainly is a proud mama moment for me to watch him play.
His piano instructor mentioned during his spring piano recitals her disappointment in several local schools who are cutting their music programs. As a former band director, she is very dishearted by this trend. Thankfully she always has praise for the local private schools and the charter school my son attends. They both have actually increased funding for their music programs. Unfortunately, music programs are struggling across the nation.
Schoola wants to help!
What is Schoola?
Schoola is an online shop dedicated to recycling brand-name children’s clothes, with 40% of the proceeds going to schools in need. The innovative new program – which saves parents money and gives back at the same time – has been heralded by Fox News, the LA Times, Forbes and Parenting Magazine.
20 Days of Schoola
This campaign’s theme is “20 Days of Schoola” Adopt-a-School and will focus on “adopting” one of two schools who would greatly benefit from additional funds to bring or bolster creative programs.
My Sponsored School
Because of my sincere belief in the power of music programs, I have chosen to sponsor KIPP Academy.
KIPP Academy – Goal: $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.
How you can help:
Shop on Schoola. For every transaction clicked through my link, Schoola will donate $1 to KIPP Academy!
Request a Schoola donation bag. For every person who requests a Schoola donation bag via my unique referral code, Schoola will donate $1 to the school.
Donate with Schoola donation bag. When you donate clothes and fill out the school information, $2 of every $5 made will go back to the school YOU chose to support.
This program is a win/win for the featured school and for your schools! Pretty awesome, right?
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