Jean Parker Elementary is nestled snuggly in San Francisco’s historic Chinatown, and the student body of 280 are diverse, many new immigrants with Chinese as their first language. Schoola was a great fundraising option for Jean Parker because, rather than asking parents for monetary donations, they were able to participate in a school-wide clothing drive. These funds are going to support programs that would otherwise fall to the wayside.
To date, Jean Parker has raised nearly $1,000 through Schoola, which will fund a twice-yearly science assembly. These educational events hosted by scientists inspire children to pursue subjects they may otherwise have little knowledge of. Thank-you notes from students showed the impact of the assembly, some even excited about being a scientist when they grow up.
Jean Parker is still actively raising money for other programs–and you can shop their Schoola page to help support their fundraising. Other supported programs include a mobile computer lab to replace outdated technology and a YMCA coach to do physical education activities with the children, an important part of the day that can often be dismissed when funds are tight.
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