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It’s that time of year, back to school for kids coast to coast. In addition to lining up all the necessary items from school wardrobe to classroom supplies, parents are also faced with the ongoing request to help with school fundraisers.

Moms and dads are often bombarded with endless rounds of fundraisers such as school auctions, car washes and candy bar sales to raise the needed money. As many are happy to take part in raising money for this very important cause, it begs the question… What can be done to create fundraisers that are easy to implement, effective and most likely to encourage the most participation?

Enter Schoola.com. It’s the creation of Stacey Boyd —former teacher and school principal and mother of two. After seeing firsthand how children who struggled in math could come alive in music class she has created Schoola as a solution to the widespread budget cuts that jeopardize the future of critical programs like art, music and P.E.

Schoola SF Projects

Schoola is a simple yet effective fundraising program that starts with parents sending in their gently used children’s clothing. Items are listed at Schoola.com at amazing prices. Quality brand name clothes get a second life at a fraction of retail prices. Schools then receive proceeds — $2 of every $5 spent from every item sold.

Launched during the 2012/13 school year, Schoola has now grown dramatically to working with close to 16,000 schools nationwide. Schools can even organize community clothing drives with the help of Schoola to increase their fundraising returns.

Success stories include raising $56,000 in funds that helped keep an art program alive in San Francisco, new computers in St. Louis classrooms, and a top earning school in New York has earned over $61,000 to keep its orchestra playing.

With the success of children’s clothes sales, Boyd has now set the bar higher by expanding the clothing line for women. The site has been a go-to for budget savvy moms seeking out great deals on pre-loved garments from top children brands, but now impressive deals are available to fill up their own closets too.

Schoola
“Schoola is a wonderful way for all of us to make sure that our kids have the greatest opportunity to reach their fullest potential,” said Stacey Boyd.
It’s easy to get started. Anyone can donate on behalf of their school by simply requesting a postage paid donation bag from Schoola.com. Or a School can kick off a fundraising drive by emailing coach@schoola.com.

Our favorite NYC public school is using schoola too! Support them:

Send your used children’s items to schoola and help our school get moola:

We have partnered with schoola, offering families the option to transform unwanted gently used children’s clothing into funds for NYC’s PS 267. Request a bag online and schoola will mail you a bag to fill. UPS will pick it up at no cost to you, schoola will sort and sell the clothes and up to 40% of proceeds will to to PS 267! Get started here.

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