Adam Hall, September 2010
Opening September 5, 5-8 pm
A little bit about the project that Adam helped to create and with each painting from this series that you buy a portion will go to
A little bit about the project that Adam helped to create and with each painting from this series that you buy a portion will go to the movement.
In recent years, there has been a global push to make uniforms mandatory in public schools. Studies have found that introducing matching clothes amongst peers creates an environment in which students are more likely to excel in the classroom. But as this trend continues to gain traction, many children, especially those living in impoverished countries, are facing a new challenge. Even with most public education remaining free, the cost of required uniforms is often too great an expense for struggling families, a burden shared even by developed countries like the United States. With 80% of humanity living on less than $10 a day, and the ever growing movement to mandate uniforms, education many times becomes a distant dream. Got Your Back has focused our efforts on eliminating this burden by distributing school uniforms around the world. Through supplying uniforms free of cost, we hope to offer a pathway for children to gain an education and a chance at pursuing a better, safer, and healthier life.
Nearly 1 billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names. For many of those individuals, finding a job to support themselves & their families will prove to be a daunting, if not impossible, task. Education provides the necessary tools to not only advance in today's work place but it also helps to create lasting and sustainable change for the good of communities worldwide. We believe that the moment a school uniform is delivered to a child, it becomes the tipping point in that child's life and has the power to change a village, a town, a city, a nation, a country… forever.
HOW WE HELP...
Got Your Back is dedicated to creating sustainable, long-term global change through clothing. Along with meeting the educational needs of children through our shirt for shirt uniform campaign, we are constantly making strides to boost local economies through our initiatives. In any community we work in, we seek out local tailors to produce every uniform we gift away. Whether it is a local business in the United States or a small group of women in a village in Africa, we are committed to seeing whole communities energized & forever changed through the Got Your Back Movement.
There are tons of ways you can become part of the Got Your Back Movement. Our Get Involved page lists some simple ideas for getting the word out, but we always encourage new and creative ways to spread the movement! Click the button below to find out what you can do!
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