At Learn360, we are passionate about improving the educational opportunities of students everywhere. We are committed to making a difference in our community at the local, national and international level. Since
our inception, the Learn360 staff has been given back to charities that we feel
needed our support. It is our hope that all educators and students will
become more involved in community service and helping those in need. We
believe in helping students volunteer within their communities in order to teach them self awareness and instill a sense of the world and community in which they live.
Please join us in our efforts to
support local communities by getting involved. Below are a few philanthropic
initiatives and partnerships with which Learn360 has become involved. You can also find a local
charity that you feel is relevant to your school or class. Charities like
Volunteers of America, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camps, and the Ronald McDonald
House are wonderful children’s charities that have many local affiliates throughout
Learn360 Goes to
This school year we’re expanding our
mission to not only engage students in the classroom, but also across cultures
In July, Learn360 joined efforts to
support the Zariki Nursery and Primary School in Tanzania by donating computers
and Internet service. Together with students from Cold Spring Harbor
Schools in Long Island, NY, Learn360 also initiated a book drive and created
handmade gym uniforms for the students of Zariki School.
was a privilege to see the excitement and a distinct eagerness to learn from
the Zariki students,” said Paige Propper, Director of Curriculum Development
& Philanthropic Programs, Learn360.
“The children love having diverse learning opportunities and the fact that they can share lessons learned at Zariki School with students of schools in the United States is quite remarkable.”
Did you know…???
It costs $150 to feed one Zariki student for an entire year!
Each month, it costs $1,400 to feed all the Zariki students!
How YOU Can Help:
your own ideas and share them with us!
- Have a bake sale
- Host a car wash
- Organize a community Run/Walk
These items will vastly enhance the learning environment for Zariki students, while also creating an opportunity for two classrooms—located worlds apart—to share user-created content. In the future, classrooms using Learn360 will be able to connect regularly through Learn360’s Internet Pen Pal programs and chatting capabilities.
The school currently serves more than 100 students with 9 staff members, 3 classrooms, books electricity and computers.
The goal of Volunteers of America’s Operation Backpack is to give every child in the New York City shelter system that needed one, a new backpack filled with exactly the supplies needed for their specific grade in school. Not only does this enable the children to look and feel more like their classmates, but it also relieves their parents of a financial burden and raises awareness about the needs of homeless families and the devastating impact homelessness has on a child’s education.
Learn360 staff and their families donated much-needed school supplies, as well as their time to assist with the backpack assembly. We’re looking forward to making this project an annual tradition as well as participating in other programs sponsored by Volunteers of America.
The Ronald McDonald House
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children
Volunteers are the backbone of RMHC. More than 30,000 volunteers from around the world spend millions of hours each year preparing meals for families, hosting movie and pizza nights, cleaning and organizing kitchen and play areas and maintaining gardens and landscaping.
Volunteering at Ronald McDonald House Charities is easy. Hours are flexible and we encourage you to volunteer doing things that maximize your talents - volunteering to cook, garden, teach arts and crafts and more!
To learn more about RMHC volunteer opportunities in your area, simply click on the link below:
The Association of Hole in the Wall Gang Camps
The Association of Hole in the Wall Camps serves a global family of medical-specialty camps that provide life-changing experiences to children and families affected by serious and life-threatening medical conditions. Founded by Paul Newman in 2001 with the idea that no child should have to compromise their childhood because of a serious illness, the mission of the Association of Hole in the Wall is to extend these experiences free of charge to as many children as possible around the world. Learn more by visiting us at www.holeinthewallcamps.org.
Big Apple Circus partnered with Paul Newman’s The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp to bring their spectacular show to an inspiring group of chronically and terminally ill children and we were there to help!
Big Apple Circus’ New York City performance took place on October 30 and 1,200 of the 1,700 seats were donated to the campers and children from local hospitals. Through generous donations and volunteered help, the children were able to enjoy the event and receive gift bags and prizes.
Our employees and their families attended the fundraiser and volunteered time prior to the event to help make it a success! Learn360 also donated money and placed a message of support in the Big Apple Circus special performance brochure. Through advertising such as ours in the Playbill, The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp and Big Apple Circus were able to raise $700,000 for The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp.