A REAL PRINTED POSTCARD TO SUPPORT A CPS STUDENT
You choose a postcard design from those offered here, or upload your own image. You write an uplifting message or just sign your name, and a REAL postcard is sent to the students at a Chicago Public School who will be affected by the recent school actions related to a school closing, a school relocation, or a school turnaround. That's it.
Some generous folks have underwritten the costs associated with printing and mailing these postcards. Others have donated their design skills or talents to pulling this project together.
If you would like to "pass it on" and donate towards the costs of sending these postcards of support to Chicago elementary school students, please donate here
Every dollar you donate through Raise Your Hand purchases a credit for others to send a postcard. This project is being provided to us at cost. There will be no extra funds collected for anything else. ALl donations go to the purchase of the card stock, printing, cost of the microsite, and postage. That's it.
This project will end on June 21, 2013 before the last day of the school year for Chicago Public Schools.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
No matter what your personal knowledge or involvement has been on the recent School Actions on voted on by the Chicago Public Schools Board of Education, it's clear that this year has been extremely challenging for closing school communities. We can't change that but we can show our support through this time of change and uncertainty.
Public education, at its very best, is about supporting lifelong learning.
WHAT THIS PROJECT ISN'T.
This project is not about politics nor partisanship. It's about support for school communities. We reserve the right to not send any postcards that mention specific names of officials or groups involved in the school closings, or that attempt to place blame, or that use inappropriate or negative language. These postcards will go directly to the school office and not to students. The school will decide what to do with them.
OUR LITTLE BLACK BOOK
We've provided you with easy access to the addresses of the schools which have been voted on to be closed, turned-around, or relocated. You'll be able to send a postcard to these schools with just a few taps!
WHO IS BEHIND THIS PROJECT?
A CPS parent who works with Raise Your Hand reached out to Mike Marsh, the Founder & CEO of Postcards Anywhere to see if he would be interested in helping with this type of project. He enthusiastically pitched in with support and resources and, well, here we are.