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Back to school with Gymboree – Let’s Color Together

by Leanne

Sponsored postYou know how all kids go through various stages and it’s easier to connect with them at certain times? About two years ago my sweet girl was going through a stage that left me frazzled by the end of the day. What I realized was that we needed something for just the two of us, and it was going to be even more crucial as she started school full-time. Gymboree back to schoolThere were three main criteria I needed to address: 1) The activity had to have no rules that I needed to enforce since I was the enforcer the rest of the day. 2) It had to be something that wasn’t extra work for me so I didn’t have to plan, execute, and then deal with clean up. And 3) It had to be something we both enjoyed that allowed us to reconnect so that we could weather this stage we were both going through.

One day it hit me that the answer to reconnecting with my daughter was through art. We both love just about every type of art and we both find it relaxing, so it was the perfect solution for getting us both to enjoy each other’s company and rediscover how much fun we have together. Since that day we’ve worked side by side to draw, paint with water colors, sew, and even build together on our doll house we’re renovating… and it has been amazing for all of us. Gymboree love


All of this reconnecting and bonding while crafting has taught me that there is something special about arts. Unlike many other activities that have a right way and a wrong way, doing art is just about experimenting and having fun. We’ve found that most of our favorite art pieces stemmed from happy accidents that happened by mistake and ended up turning out awesome. This makes it the perfect activity for kids and parents alike who need a time when they can relax and just create. Gymboree artistGymboree understands the magic that happens when you give children access to arts and crafts. This is why they are partnering with DonorsChoose.org to outfit classrooms in time for back to school just as they are outfitting many of the students with new school clothes. By raising money to fulfill arts and crafts requests made by teachers, Gymboree is helping preserve the arts in the highest-need schools in communities nationwide. Gymboree new lineThe sad fact is that this year alone, 1.7M students are in need of arts and crafts supplies and art programs in public schools are getting cut due to lack of funding. Knowing how essential creativity is, especially in young children, this just breaks my heart. Whereas I do arts and crafts with my kids nearly every day and they also have access at school, I know other kids aren’t nearly as lucky. Gymboree shirt with art suppliesEven basic tools like crayons, markers and paint are needed in many communities, and Gymboree wants to change that. That’s why from 7/20-9/7 they will be making teachers’ wishes come true with art supplies that they couldn’t otherwise afford for their classrooms.Gymboree art suppliesDo you want to help but you’re not sure how much help you can provide? Would you be surprised to know that even $1 supplies a child with a pack of crayons for the year? Donate what you can today to a school in your community, and help give kids a brighter future. You can get involved by donating at Gymboree stores, Gymboree outlet stores, and online.Gyboree kids coloringThis is just another way that Gymboree celebrates childhood. I’ve talked before about how I love that Gymboree makes clothes that are perfect for childhood – they are comfortable, colorful, and they are, of course, adorable. But, I also love the fact that their clothing is super high quality and is made to dance, skip, run, jump, and move in. Gymboree rain bootsThis makes it ideal for all the little adventures of childhood as they explore the world around them and it even makes them school-proof, which we have found is really hard on clothing. But now you can outfit your little ones at Gymboree and give back to your community and the arts at the same time through Gymboree's Let's Color Together.Gymboree girlsHead on over the Gymboree.com and check out the adorable back to school lines for yourself. Each quality piece is ready to mix, match and brighten up any day with their colorful clothing, accessories, shoes, and their kid-tough basics. Gymboree shoesJust in time for back to school have released an adorable French-inspired line for girls and toddler girl, and a classic line for boys and toddler boy, as well as accessories like backpacks and rain gear, and of course their mix and match play clothes I adore. As always, a good portion of the store coordinates, even in boys and girls and into the toddler s
izes, which of course my kids who love matching each other adored. Gymboree back to school collectionIt may not make me look forward to back to school, but I love knowing that when they are excited about their clothes and they can mix and match on their own. It definitely eases a little tension on those rushed mornings before school, which makes us all really happy.

Check out the DonorsChoose video above and be sure to leave feedback or like it to let them know you love what they are doing.

Leanne SignatureA big thank you to Gymboree for providing a gift card for me as well as one for our fabulous readers. As always, all opinions are 100% ours.

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115 comments

Heather Hayes Panjon August 4, 2015 - 4:14 pm

I Learned That Gymboree Is Teaming Up With DonorsChoose.org To Bring Coloring Supplies To Kids In My Community.

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Audra O'Hara August 4, 2015 - 5:43 pm

I learned that with donorschoose.org, Gymboree is helping bring art supplies to kids. They also had some cute coloring pages to download that my daughter would enjoy.

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Cassandra Eastman August 4, 2015 - 6:52 pm

I learned a fun activity I can do with my kids called the Color Dance!

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LaTanya August 4, 2015 - 7:07 pm

they have different subjects that you can choose to donate to

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soha molina August 4, 2015 - 8:19 pm

They are e teaming up with DonorsChoose.org to bring coloring supplies to students.

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shelly peterson August 4, 2015 - 8:30 pm

I love that Gymboree is teaming up with DonorsChoose.org to help give needed art supplies to kids.

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jeannine d August 4, 2015 - 10:13 pm

I learned that gymbroee is paterning up with donors.org to help with art supplies in schools. I love they are doing this and so many great activities on the site

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Ellie Wright August 4, 2015 - 11:19 pm

I learned that Gymboree is teaming up with DonorsChoose.org to bring art supplies to schools. Great project!

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Mami2jcn August 5, 2015 - 4:54 am

I learned that the coloring sheets on the site were inspired by student artwork from Global Family School in Oakland, California.

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Ashley C August 5, 2015 - 5:20 am

I learned about color dancing, my daughter would benefit from this!
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Maria Malaveci August 5, 2015 - 7:28 am

Ilearned that Gymboree is teaming up with DonorsChoose.org to bring art supplies to schools!

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Abigail August 5, 2015 - 7:30 am

I like how they make it easy to find a school in your own community to donate to. the coloring pages are fun too!

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Vandenbossche3 August 5, 2015 - 7:37 am

I learned they donate school supplies.

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Erika W. August 5, 2015 - 7:49 am

I learned, of course, that Gymboree is teaming up with donorschoose.org but the interesting thing is to actually plug your zipcode in and see the things that the teachers are needing. It’s sad that teachers have to go online to get donations to buy paint and construction paper for their students. Last year we had a huge drive at my daughter’s school for printer paper because the teachers were only allowed so much.

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Joy August 5, 2015 - 7:53 am

They are helping bring art and craft supplies to lower income individuals
which is an awesome idea.

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Janet W. August 5, 2015 - 7:57 am

I learned that this campaign is working to bring coloring supplies to students in your community because creative expression is essential to all children and lots of them don’t have basic tools to use.

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James Robert August 5, 2015 - 8:05 am

I saw the coloring sheets they had to download that were inspired by student artwork from Global Family School in Oakland, California.

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Elle August 5, 2015 - 8:13 am

They are partnering with DonorsChoose.org to bring coloring supplies to kids/students that need it.

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jennifer horn August 5, 2015 - 8:37 am

THey are teaming up with DonorCHoose to donate art supplies to kids.

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Emily Smith August 5, 2015 - 8:52 am

I learned that they are helping children in need get coloring supplies.

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Jeanna August 5, 2015 - 9:33 am

I learned that you can donate to over 1269 different project!

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HS August 5, 2015 - 10:02 am

Gymboree is teaming up with DonorsChoose.org to bring coloring supplies to students in our community.

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Steven weber August 5, 2015 - 10:56 am

I learned that Gymboree is teaming up with DonorsChoose.org to bring art supplies to schools

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Thomas Murphy August 5, 2015 - 11:14 am

I learned gymboree and DonorsChoose.org are bringing coloring supplies to students in your community.

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Jessica Beard August 5, 2015 - 11:59 am

I learned that Gymboree has teamed with with donorschoose and will donate to help fund school supplies for schools across the country.

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Amanda Sakovitz August 5, 2015 - 12:27 pm

I learned they donate coloring supplies to schools.

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Dandi D August 5, 2015 - 12:46 pm

I learned that they want to help make coloring supplies available to all kids.

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Sarah Hayes August 5, 2015 - 1:20 pm

i learned that they are helping kids in need get supplies.

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Sarah Hayes August 5, 2015 - 1:22 pm

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Kelly D August 5, 2015 - 1:57 pm

I learned that I can search for schools in my community that want donations for art supplies.

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amy pugmire August 5, 2015 - 2:01 pm

I learned that Creative expression is essential to all kids, yet many don’t have access to basic tools like crayons, markers and paint. That’s why we’re teaming up with DonorsChoose.org to bring coloring supplies to students in your community.

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Michelle C August 5, 2015 - 4:16 pm

I learned that they have downloadable coloring pages available and that donors can choose which program they want to support.

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Natalie August 5, 2015 - 5:38 pm

I learned that the coloring sheets were inspired by student artwork from Global Family School in Oakland, California

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SweetPanda August 5, 2015 - 6:26 pm

I learn that Gymboree is teaming up with MyClassNeeds to bring coloring supplies to students in local community

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Betty B. August 6, 2015 - 8:49 am

I learned new Creativity-Boosting Activities like color dancing!

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Sadie B. August 6, 2015 - 10:53 am

I really like the Creativity-Boosting Activities available on the site.

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rachel August 6, 2015 - 1:09 pm

There’s no program locally for me — crazy! Guess I may need to change that…

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Mary-Frances C. August 6, 2015 - 3:19 pm

I really love that they have coloring pages on the site. My daughters are always requesting that I print some for them. I learned that it allows you to narrow down the donation locations by ZIP Code.

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Tabathia B August 6, 2015 - 3:43 pm

I learned that they partnered with donorschoose.org to bring coloring supplies to students in certain communities

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Alaine August 6, 2015 - 8:42 pm

I learned that there are tons of different projects you can help and donate to!

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charlene August 7, 2015 - 5:04 am

I found a local elementary school that my kids went to was in need of art supplies. I am going to make a donation of supplies to help.

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courtney b August 7, 2015 - 2:53 pm

I think its SO important that kids can be creative. People think about giving food, water, toys.. but never art supplies. what a great cause

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ali celestino August 8, 2015 - 9:30 am

They work with Donorschoose.org and help supply art supplies to needy children.

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D Schmidt August 8, 2015 - 9:51 am

Visited and learned they have some great Creativity-Boosting Activities, my favorite is the scribble art.

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shelly August 9, 2015 - 7:46 am

I learned that they donate school supplies.

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Jennifer H. August 9, 2015 - 4:39 pm

It is so cool that they are bring art supplies to children.

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Jillian Too August 9, 2015 - 5:25 pm

I love all the bright colors of the clothes and I think it’s great that Gymboree partnered with donorschoose.org. I really like the idea of personalized giving.

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christine j August 9, 2015 - 8:08 pm

I learned this is a great way to bring school supplies to the community

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Michelle J. August 9, 2015 - 10:22 pm

There are free coloring pages.

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Carly D. August 10, 2015 - 10:42 am

I love that you can search locally and help out directly in your own community! I love helping out locally so that I really feel like I am making a difference!
Carly D.

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Shanda August 10, 2015 - 4:18 pm

I learned they are helping children get color supplies!

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Terry Maigi August 11, 2015 - 6:16 am

I learned that they give art supplies to kids in need through DonorsChoose.org! How cool!

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Madonna August 11, 2015 - 10:05 am

I Learned That Gymboree Is Teaming Up With DonorsChoose.org To Bring Coloring Supplies To Kids. Which I think is awesome. I remember once while teaching VBS there were a set of 4year old twins who came who had never seen crayons before. I couldn’t imagine it.

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Tee A August 11, 2015 - 10:15 am

Gymboree.com is teaming up with donorschoose.org to get children in need coloring supplies.

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Courtnie Miller August 11, 2015 - 6:43 pm

I learned that they’re helping bring art supplies to schools.

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CR Williams August 11, 2015 - 8:21 pm

I learnt that Gymboree is teaming up with DonorsChoose.org to bring coloring supplies to students in our community.

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Kimmy Ripley August 12, 2015 - 5:41 am

The Color Dance looks fun!

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Adrienne Gordon August 12, 2015 - 9:08 am

I like they are making school supplies accessible to those in need.

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Tara August 12, 2015 - 9:41 am

Color dancing! That looks like fun!

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Cara August 12, 2015 - 6:36 pm

I learned how Gymboree is providing communities with colouring supplies. Awesome.

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April August 13, 2015 - 4:23 am

I learned that Gymboree is teaming up with DonorsChoose.org to bring art supplies to schools!

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Stephanie August 13, 2015 - 6:56 am

they are teaming up with DonorsChoose.org

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Karla R. August 13, 2015 - 7:20 am

I learned that the champaign is to donate school supplies.

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Cynthia C August 13, 2015 - 7:39 am

I learned that they are donating materials that kids can use to be creative and express themselves.

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beth shepherd August 13, 2015 - 8:53 am

I learned that they donate school supplies. Thank you

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Tarah August 13, 2015 - 10:29 am

I like how you can donated to your local schools! It’s nice to see your money going back into your community & your future.

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Laurajj Jacobson August 13, 2015 - 12:02 pm

I learned that Gymboree has teamed up with DonorsChoose.org to bring coloring supplies to students in our community! Such a wonderful thing as there are many kids who cannot afford supplies!

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Meghan Malicoat August 13, 2015 - 12:06 pm

I learned that a lot of children do not have access to basic tools like crayons, markers and paint.

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Denise S August 13, 2015 - 4:05 pm

I learned you can donate towards school supplies on the site.

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Crystal F August 13, 2015 - 6:11 pm

I found out that you can donate coloring supplies through DonorsChoose.org. Thank you!!

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Ashley C August 13, 2015 - 6:57 pm

I learned that they have some great creativity boosting activities there! I love the color dance activity!

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Natalie August 13, 2015 - 8:54 pm

I learned that many kids are w/out basic supplies. Gymboree is parterning up with donors.org to help with art supplies in schools. That is great!

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Brittney House August 13, 2015 - 10:27 pm

Gymboree is bringing art supplies to schools. I think this is wonderful because some parents cant afford it.

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Lesley F August 14, 2015 - 6:20 am

I learned that you can donate on their website

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Terry Maigi August 14, 2015 - 7:16 am

I learned that they’ve teamed up with DonorsChoose.org to give art supplies to students in need! How cool!

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Stacey b August 14, 2015 - 12:21 pm

I learned some really cute craft ideas to do with my kiddos.

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Tracie Cooper August 14, 2015 - 2:45 pm

I learned about the color dance project which my kiddos would love!

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Dawn Monroe August 14, 2015 - 10:13 pm

I like that I can donate to a local school/center and they make it easy to do.

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Jenn Mc August 15, 2015 - 10:53 am

I learned that the coloring sheets are inspired by children’s actual artwork that is pretty cool 🙂

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Rebecca Orr August 17, 2015 - 9:12 am

I learned that you can donate to your local school if they are participating. I found lots of schools in my area to donate to.

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Jenn H August 19, 2015 - 9:11 am

i love how many supplies they donate! and the color dance is so cute!

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sarah hirsch August 19, 2015 - 2:06 pm

I learned that they are bringing art supplies to needy kids.

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Amanda Schaeffer August 19, 2015 - 8:47 pm

I learned that they are teaming up with DonorsChose.org to bring coloring supplies to students

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Kathy August 20, 2015 - 3:39 pm

I love the Color Dance

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Jennifer Reed August 20, 2015 - 6:54 pm

I learned that Gymboree is teaming up with DonorsChoose.org to bring coloring supplies to students in communities to encourage their creativity.

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gloria schulte August 22, 2015 - 12:36 pm

I learned you’re teaming up with DonorsChoose.org to bring coloring supplies to students in commuinities

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Melissa C August 24, 2015 - 10:59 am

I learned from the website that Creative Expression is essential to ALL kids, However……many children don’t have access to basic tools like crayons, markers and paint. Which is Gymboree has teamed up with DonorsChoose.Org to bring the supplies to children in different communities, to give children a brighter, better future!

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Erica B. August 24, 2015 - 4:47 pm

I didn’t realize so many schools were lacking creative supplies.

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clynsg August 25, 2015 - 9:02 am

I learned about a fun way for little kids to have fun dancing and coloring at the same time with the Color Dance–I can just see my granddaughter’s day care group doing that!

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McKim August 25, 2015 - 1:36 pm

I learned that the campaign was organized to bring coloring supplies to communities.

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Francine Anchondo August 25, 2015 - 7:27 pm

I like that they teamed up with DonorsChoose.org

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Lisa V. August 25, 2015 - 7:32 pm

I learned that Gymboree is teaming up with DonorsChoose.org to bring coloring supplies to students.

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Hesper Fry August 25, 2015 - 10:38 pm

I learned that one of the creativity-boosting activities is doing a color dance.

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Breanne August 26, 2015 - 12:22 am

I learned that they’re working to donate art supplies.

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Cynthia R August 26, 2015 - 8:16 am

I entered my zip code and found many schools & programs still in need of funds.

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Bridgett Wilbur August 26, 2015 - 10:03 am

I learned that you should donate today to give kids a brighter future.

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Sherry Conrad August 26, 2015 - 11:28 am

What I learned is that Gymboree is teaming up with DonorsChoose.org to bring art supplies to schools.

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Giant Sis August 26, 2015 - 12:01 pm

I learned that they’re teaming up with DonorsChoose.org to bring art supplies and coloring fun to schools and kids who don’t have access to them!

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courtney hennagir August 26, 2015 - 4:59 pm

I learned they they teamed up with Donors choose which I already love! That is so awesome and I will definitely be donating!

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Jennifer J August 26, 2015 - 5:42 pm

I learned that they bring coloring projects in to the community. Thank you!

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Ryan origon August 26, 2015 - 5:47 pm

I learned that they are working with donors choose.org to help kids get what they jeed

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Kate Newton August 26, 2015 - 8:14 pm

I learned that the Gymboree Let’s Color Together campaign is helping children in need get school supplies. So cool!

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tina reynolds August 27, 2015 - 5:29 am

I learned about color dancing very awesome and they are making a difference by helping to give back to children in need with supplies

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cynthia dawson August 27, 2015 - 7:23 am

I learned that Gymboree is teamed up with DonorsChoose.org to bring art supplies to schools.

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buttmuffin August 27, 2015 - 8:05 am

i love the color dance activity!

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denise turner August 27, 2015 - 1:21 pm

I like them teaming up with DonorsChoose.org to give supplies to kids

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Lily Kwan August 27, 2015 - 2:45 pm

I learned that they have coloring sheets on their websites.

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Peggy Rydzewski August 27, 2015 - 5:12 pm

Creative expression is essential to all kids,

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lee McKeon August 27, 2015 - 6:25 pm

I learned that they are donating to help children with coloring supplies, great cause

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Samantha August 27, 2015 - 6:34 pm

I learned you can choose the color with your kids option and print some coloring sheets!

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Cheryl Reinhardt August 27, 2015 - 7:07 pm

I learned the coloring sheets were inspired by student artwork from Global Family School in Oakland, California.

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Lisa L August 27, 2015 - 7:13 pm

I learned you can download coloring sheets from their page; they were inspired by student artwork from Global Family School in Oakland, California.

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Sand August 27, 2015 - 7:22 pm

I learned that in conjunction with donors choose, they have brought art supplies to necessary communities.

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Amy16323 August 27, 2015 - 8:22 pm

i learned that it bring coloring supplies to students in your community

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Carolyn Daley August 27, 2015 - 8:38 pm

I learned that Gymboree has teamed up with DonorChoose.org to help supply kids in need of school supplies.

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