, an online consignment shop that donates 40 percent of proceeds to schools’ art and music programs, reached out to me and asked for me to help promote their cause, it was a resounding yes. While I’m not artist or musician, these are the kinds of programs that provided me the kind of therapy that worked for an incredibly shy little girl experiencing childhood trauma that talking and counseling couldn’t help. I needed a paint brush and caring teachers who let me explore different kinds of art, channeling emotions and energy into something positive. I loved to draw, color, paint and read–and those classes and programs made me feel normal.
These programs are quickly disappearing and low-income communities need them for their children to thrive, but they are the first to get cut. So I’ve packed a big bag of clothes to ship with the bag and shipping label they sent and hope to raise more money to benefit these programs.
So join the movement and help raise awareness for how enrichment programs are disappearing from schools due to underfunding. Share your favorite school memory on social media for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Schoola during the month of March. Use the hashtag #WhyISchoola on Facebook
[tunic borrowed from Schoola
, faux leather leggings from Retail Therapy, OTK boots by Steve Madden, bag by Proenza Schouler, watch c/o Obaku
, leather jacket by BCBG]