The 1980s expression from a jaunty Saturday Night Live skit with comedian Billy Crystal, “it is better to look good than to feel good,” was a quirky mantra by fashionistas. Today sassy online retailer SlickSugar.com offers parents a chance to teach their children to look good as they do good. They’ve joined forces with non-profit Little Kids Rock to create a special edition children’s tee whose proceeds keep the music alive in underfunded public school classrooms.
“We love the idea of partnering with non-profit Little Kids Rock,” explained Jennifer Mills, co-owner of SlickSugar.com. “We share the same passion for children, music and the arts. It was a natural fit!”
As music programs across the country have been reduced or even eliminated, Little Kids Rock fills the void by restoring and revitalizing music in underfunded public schools. Founded in San Francisco in 2002, the charity was started by an elementary school teacher who was frustrated at the lack of music funding in his own school. Today, Little Kids Rock is one of the leading nonprofit providers of free lessons and free instruments to underprivileged children in public schools in 25 cities numbering an astounding 160,000 students. Bonnie Raitt, Slash, Paul Simon, B.B. King and Ziggy Marley are among the charity’s famous friends and supporters.
Many of the public elementary schools are cutting back on art and music programs due to financial strain. To eliminate these two important subjects, this could be a disservice to many students and the mark that may have left on our society. This is why I applaud at SlickSugar.com and Little Kids Rock efforts in “keeping the music alive” in the schools.
The Keep the Music Alive tee (available in sizes: 6 months onesie to 5/6 shirt; $26 at SlickSugar.com and Target.com) is a fun and comfortable garment that’s perfect for any little music lover! I opted for the onesie since I’m currently pregnant with my second child. I can hardly wait for my little one to don this adorable onesie!
This Woodstock-esque tee features a brown guitar, red singing bird, and blue and white lettering. It’s adorned with a message in red that reads, “a collaborative effort” with SlickSugar and Little Kids Rock circular logos.
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