A starts school in 41 days, a figure I know because we drew up a countdown chart this morning. School supplies popped up in Target around the Fourth of July, and we bought our girl's first grade supplies a week ago. Pencils, glue sticks and crayons are tucked on a shelf in her closet ready for the first day of school...but not everyone is able to fill their child's supply list so easily.
In many homes across the country and around the globe, families struggle to get their children the supplies they need for school. Cartoon Cuts is working to change that with their Race to the Case on August 6, 2015 at Cartoon Cuts salons across the country.
Cartoon Cuts, our favorite place for kids' haircuts, has partnered with Pencils of Promise (PoP) to raise $25,000 to build a school in Guatemala. PoP is a for-purpose organization that builds schools in developing countries in addition to providing scholarships, teacher support, and water and health programs. Since its founding in 2008, PoP has built more than 200 schools.
On August 6, 20 pencil cases filled with pencils, combs, free haircut cards and other freebies will be hidden around each shopping center with a Cartoon Cuts salon. Clues will be given out via social media, and the winners will be announced on the company's website. The pencil case winners will share their experience on social media using the #RaceForTheCase, and Cartoon Cuts will donate $1.00 for each social media post. In addition, during the busy back-to-school month of August, Cartoon Cuts customers will be able to purchase pencils for a suggested donation of $1.00 each - the proceeds of which will go toward building the new school.
Can't make it to a Cartoon Cuts salon on August 6? Don't have one in your area? You can also help the Race for the Case via social media. For each social media post using the hashtag #RaceForTheCase, Cartoon Cuts will donate $1 to PoP.
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