Our good friend Sean is a public school teacher in the city of Philadelphia. We hear his stories about everyday life at his school, how the children in his class have an awesome sense of humor and many a strong desire to learn. He’s told us of the set backs and hurdles with the public school system and the struggle to keep trouble out of these children’s everyday school life. We admire what our friend Sean Gray does each and every day for his school and the children who attend it. With the release of our newest city series print Philadelphia Neighborhood Liberty Bell (by our favorite artist Jim Datz) we wanted to somehow give back to Philly.
Stu and I came upon a great organization Donors Choose that does just that for public school classrooms in need. Here’s how it works: public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on Donorschoose.org. Request range form pencils for a poetry writing unit, reading mats for reading time, books for classroom libraries, projectors for a history lesson, the list goes on, etc. Public school teachers get direct help they need.
There are MANY classrooms in need right here in Philly and with every Philadelphia Liberty Bell Print we sell we will be donating 10% of the proceeds we receive to a Philly classroom through Donors Choose.