Class Acts is Knockaround’s ongoing campaign that aims to donate money, resources, and art supplies to local, underfunded elementary schools. Art is a crucial part of companies like Knockaround and plays a significant role in our daily surroundings. That is why it is so important for us to show young people the artistic career opportunities available to them in the future.
Every year we visit local elementary schools to talk about the importance of art and then give the students an opportunity to design their own special pair of sunglasses. Of those, one winning design is selected, produced, and sold on Knockaround.com as our annual Limited Edition Class Acts sunglasses. All proceeds from the sale are then donated to the participating elementary schools and our charitable partner, ArtReach.
Our first year in 2012, we sold 200 pairs of the “Shark Attack” Premiums by 6th Grader Sebastian and raised $1,000 for art supplies for his school. Our second year, we visited three schools and sold the “Nacho” Premiums by 5th Grader Vanessa to raise over $20,000. This year we visited three more schools and received over 300 amazing student design submissions. The standout design though was a pair of “Striker” Premiums by 4th Grader Evan Bui, from Foster Elementary.
Help us in our ongoing campaign to support art education by purchasing these Limited Edition Class Acts “Striker” Premiums by 4th Grader, Evan Bui. With your help we hope to sell 1,200 pairs and donate over $30,000 in proceeds to this year’s participating elementary schools. Even though we're starting locally, we hope Class Acts can one day expand to be a nationwide program, promoting art education in schools all across the country!
Do you know a young Knockfan that would like to design some sunglasses? Download and print the PDF worksheet here. Be sure to email us a photo when it's done!