I hope you are happy and healthy.
Living in downtown Los Angeles for the past two years, I have become increasingly aware of discrepancies in resources and funding for our country's public education system. This is why I am so excited to be running the TCS New York Marathon in November for Change for Kids. Change for Kids is an amazing organization that provides schools in high-poverty communities with better literacy, arts, and health programs. It works closely with individual schools to build specific programs that they lack, with the broader goal of reducing the resource gap in our public education system. The charity focuses on inner-city New York schools, but also partners with schools across the country to gather information and statistics about education in high-poverty communities.
As a passionate artist, I feel strongly that the arts are critically important in childhood development and education. Unfortunately, so many schools do not have art programs due to low funding and budget cuts. Among so many other things, Change for Kids provides these schools with the materials and resources to maintain active and well supported fine arts programs. I would love to see Change for Kids grow. It has had such a positive impact on the schools it supports, and I strongly believe that it is an admirable, honest organization.
Below is the link to my fundraising page. I ask you to please consider donating to this cause that I am so passionate about! Any amount is so helpful and greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much!
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