Remember that post I wrote over a year ago called I believe in Chicago Public Schools? If you’re a regular reader you know that we bought a home in the city. We’re here to stay. In fact, I joined our neighborhood school’s Local School Council and I’m really excited about what our new administration is up to.
My kids are still a couple years away from school but we have fun watching the neighborhood kids already gearing up for their first day. They’re checking off items on their school supply list and washing their uniforms. (Yes, our public school has uniforms! I love it.) I have such great memories of picking out notebooks and pens and Trapper Keepers. Yep, I was born in the 70s.
But what about those who can’t afford to spend hundred of dollars at Target? Chicago Public Schools has teamed up with Groupon to provide school supplies to kids in need. I donated $18 — that will pay for a year of school supplies plus a backpack. A donation of $11 will pay for just the school supplies.
Thanks, friends. Have a great week.