$15 Worth of Free Clothes at Schoola #PassTheBag

Close to 80% of the schools in the U.S. have had some sort of cut in funding and the very first programs to go are art, music, drama, physical education, home economics, wood shop, etc. Schoola wants to help change that and make a difference. Check out their story below. 

"Schoola is the creation of Stacey Boyd—parent, former teacher and school principal. In 1997, she built an inner city charter school from the ground up. A year later it was one of the highest performing middle schools in Boston. Stacey saw firsthand how children who struggled in math could come alive in music class. How art, physical education and foreign language could have a profound effect on students. She also saw how hard it was to get funds to support these programs. And how easy it was for the programs to get cut.
Dedicated to putting paintbrushes, books, baseballs and violins back into the hands of children, Stacey launched Schoola in the 2012/2013 school year. A few innovative schools took the call to run a clothing drive during the last (and busiest) week of school. Parents sent in their gently used children's clothing. We listed the clothes on our site at amazing prices. And schools received proceeds from every item sold—money that funds all those programs so critical to the success of our kids. A win for all.

Today, we’re 3,000 schools strong. Schoola brings new paints to art classes, new instruments to the orchestra, new books for the libraries. Quality clothes get a second life. Parents help parents. Schools help schools. Schoola makes all this happen by giving children the tools they need to succeed."
Check out just how Schoola works here
I clicked on somebody's link recently and Schoola gave me a $15 credit towards purchases on their site and I was able to purchase two gently used T-shirts for my son, which I think he'll love. If you use my link (http://www.schoola.com/stitch/rf217868) Schoola will give you a $15 credit as well and for every person you refer (who also receives a $15 credit) who makes a purchase, you'll receive another $15 credit put directly into your account. How cool is that! 
You don't have to have kids to make a purchase from Schoola. You can make a purchase for a family member or neighborhood family in need. You'll be helping them, as well as helping a school in need of funding. It's a win-win situation and I hope you use my link to become involved with Schoola and help make a difference as well. 
Here's my link again:  http://www.schoola.com/stitch/rf217868.

1 comment:

  1. It is nice that you don't have to have kids to make a purchase and can purchase for a friend or someone else in need.