Category: In The News

Nov 30

Giving Tuesday 2015

Join the Giving Tuesday Movement and Give Back!

School on Wheels will be participating in this year’s GivingTuesday!

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.

This holiday season give thanks for the children in your life by supporting those who need your help.

For as little as $10 a month, you can make a recurring donation that will help School on Wheels tutor more homeless children and youth.

You can also help by sharing with your friends and family how you are giving this #GivingTuesday using this hashtag and recruit others to give.

Make a contribution today!

Nov 2

Trick-or-Treating on Skid Row

On Friday, October 30, the boys and girls of the Skid Row Learning Center dressed as princesses and super heroes alongside many other characters to trick-or-treat around the center. School on Wheels partnered with local businesses surrounding the Learning Center who handed out candy to our students. 110 staff and volunteers dressed in colorful clothing including 72 students. In the Skid Row community where most children don’t get the chance to participate in the activities most kids love, our students were given the opportunity to join in the festivities of Halloween like any other child.

Check out the news coverage showing photos from the event!

•Reuters Skid Row Halloween

•The Guardian Halloween celebrations around the world–in pictures

•The Tribune Watch the dead come alive

•CBS News Scary, silly Halloween costumes 2015

•NBC News Halloween Costumes Get Creative from a Papal Pup to a Surfing Lobster

•MSN News Skid Row Halloween

Oct 9

Nonprofit helps homeless children succeed in school


Our Marketing Director, Sinead Chilton, was interviewed for the Southern California Public Radio, KPCC, to talk briefly about the challenges homeless students face in school and how School on Wheels is supplying them with the essentials they need to succeed–from one-on-one tutoring to school supplies.

Click here to read the story or listen to the audio interview on the SCPR website!