The kids might be heading back to school, but that doesn’t mean that the summer or the sunshine is over. As kids race out to the playgrounds for recess and P.E., are they being properly protected from sun exposure? Supergoop! wants to help by bringing free sunscreen to schools across the nation.

Supergoop!, which sells award-winning, everyday-use sunscreens for adult and kids, is working to protect kids in school with the company’s Ounce by Ounce giving program. During the 2019-2020 school year Supergoop! has committed to donating 3,000 pumps of it’s new 100 percent mineral sunscreen to Pre-K and Kinder classes throughout the country. All they have to do is ask. As of now the company has already partnered with 150 classrooms.

When Supergoop! CEO, founder and former teacher Holly Thaggard began the company, her intention was to get free sunscreen in all classrooms in America because she wanted to teach kids about the importance of SPF. Her initiative has been slow-going however, due to FDA regulations which prevent many states from allowing the distribution of sunscreen in schools without a doctor’s note. Ten years later and new legislation in some states, as well as a bigger platform to communicate with parents and schools has made it easier for Supergoop! to get its sunscreen into classrooms.

All parents need to do to is contact Supergoop! via email at ouncebyounce@supergoop.com with the contact info of a teacher, school nurse or administrator and the company will reach out with their Supergoop! Ounce by Ounce Starter Kit, which includes a 50-ounce pump of our Skin Soothing Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40. You can learn more about the company’s products here.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

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All photos: Courtesy of Supergoop!

 

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