We had so many snow days here in Virginia last year that school went late into the summer–and it’s hard to imagine that a new school year is already starting up! We want to make sure that students’ brains are ready to get refocused and start learning, so QMT will be donating 20% of all online sales to education during the month of September.
Specifically, the money will go to local schools and to the Business Empowering Lifelong Learners (BELL) foundation, formerly the Manassas Park Education Foundation) By working with local business partners like QMT, the BELL foundation strives to strengthen the community from within: Like the old adage says–it takes a village to raise a child! The money is used to fund programs at area schools in literacy, character development, diversity awareness, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and other special projects. The BELL foundation wants to prepare students for their futures no matter what path they choose, and this wide range of initiatives helps students from pre-school age all the way until graduation.
As you make your wind chime purchase, please remember that 20% of online sales will be going to education this September. And while you’re at it, continue supporting the education of our youth–attend a school board meeting, join your Parent Teacher Organization, or simply read with your child at home. Remember–it takes a village.