Causal Fridays With A Cause

Students Call on Professionals to Ditch Suits and Raise Funds for Education
Aug. 18, 2011 - PRLog -- A new campaign launching this month asks professionals in the New York area to forgo dry cleaning for the week of October 10th, using the money saved to benefit UNICEF’s “School-in-a-Box” program. In one week, the average New Yorker spends approximately 50$ on their dry cleaning. For every five professionals that forgo dry cleaning for this week, a box containing classroom supplies for 40 students will be shipped to communities across the world that lack access to necessary educational supplies.

Each year thousands of children living in the midst of armed conflict or crisis do not have access to a fundamental right: primary education. According to the United Nations Populations Fund, It is more likely for a woman in South Sudan to die during child birth than to finish primary school. Suitless for Students aims to change these statistics by funneling donations directly through the United Nations fund for the expansion of access to primary education in developing nations.

The UN has envisioned universal primary education by 2015, their second Millennium Development Goal, as step towards breaking the cycle of poverty.  

The “School-in-a-Box” program creates a temporary school in a conflict/crisis situation. It includes both basic school supplies, such as pencils, workbooks and chalk, and also unorthodox items, like solar powered radios and blackboard paint.

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Suitless for Students is a fundraising campaign by students for students, which supports education in developing nations, particularly in areas where children face difficulties obtaining an education due to armed conflict. For more information, visit
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