The Children’s Place partners with Kevin Hart to launch 10 Children’s Learning Centers

For its 2022 back-to-school campaign, the pure play retailer The place of children made its mark in the physical world with ten learning centers — safe spaces that will be stocked with books, school supplies and products for young people. The retailer is partnering with actor/author/philanthropist Kevin Hart, who July 26 unveiled the first Community Center at NYC Parks Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center in East Harlem.

The Children’s Place will launch a new new centers in deserving communities nationwide through this fall. Work with local libraries, community centers and a total of 20,000 books donated by savings books, each center will offer thousands of books, comfortable seating, interactive chalkboard walls, and thought-provoking murals and artwork. Penmaker BIC is another program partner company.

To encourage children’s confidence and self-expression, The Children’s Place will also be sponsoring a “Show Us Your Personali-TEE” contest, encouraging families to imagine, create and submit a graphic illustration they would like to see featured in the retailer’s next graphic t-shirt. collection.

“The Children’s Place is committed to giving back, and furthermore, we understand the importance of access to education and supporting key moments that will shape children’s lives,” said Maegan Markee, SVP of Marketing at The Children’s Place in a statement.

“As a father, I understand how school, education and reading materials can influence the next generation,” Hart said in a statement. “Whether it’s opening a new book, taking on a new challenge in the classroom, or making memories with other students, these are the moments that have the most impact on a child’s life. .

“Over the past two years of the pandemic, I’ve seen firsthand the challenges children face when it comes to learning, which makes my partnership with The Children’s Place even more important to me,” added Hart. .

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