Apr 23 2009
When the State of California recently cut $11.6 billion out of the public education budget, the losers were our young students. Art, music, physical education – all the “extras” — face a high probability of getting cut. What a loss this is!
What can a parent to do to help? We’ve identified a few ways:
- Volunteer for your child’s classroom
- Volunteer for your school PTA
- Donate money to your child’s school
- And we’re adding another: Donate car to your California school of choice.
Donating Cars to Schools of Your Choice
We’ve set up a Save Our Schools section of Cars 4 Causes, a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, to make it easy for you to donate a car and dedicate the proceeds to the California school of your choice. You’ll receive the same tax benefits as with any car donation, and you’ll be helping your child’s school.
Why We Care
The problem with cutting the arts and physical education programs, as we see it, is
that these programs enrich the lives of our children. Gym classes teach team skills (a great predictor of success in corporate life!), and art and music programs broaden our children’s views of life’s possibilities. Who knows what talents our kids will discover within themselves, given the opportunity?
We care about kids and education; in fact, our concerns about education were the reason we originally launched Cars 4 Causes. Now, Cars 4 Causes is the most highly respected car donation program in the nation, and we think we can lend a hand to help our schools through tough times.
Check out our Save Our Schools section on the Cars 4 Causes Website. Our kids need our help.