At Thal + Mel, we believe in giving back, and what better place to start than in our own community? We think it is especially important to bring the arts to children, which is why a percentage of all sales made this year will go to Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE). CAPE works to incorporate the arts into academic lessons, improving students' core curriculum outcomes as well as strengthening their creativity, emotional intelligence and problem-solving skills.
Far too often it is a school's arts program that is first to lose its funding - a devastating fact given the benefits the arts have on a child's education and development. With your purchase, you can feel good knowing you are playing a small role in helping children succeed, both in and out of the classroom.