What’s hanging in your child’s closet?
My daughter’s closet used to house clothes that she hadn’t worn for two or more years. It’s not because I didn’t want to get rid of them but because my husband didn’t want to part with them. He’s sentimental and does not like to get rid of things. He’s not a hoarder by any means. It’s when I came up with the idea of hanging a few of her infant and toddler dresses on a cute rack on her wall that he was able to pack the rest of her old clothes in a bag to donate them to our local donation center. That was before Schoola.com.
Schoola.com launched during the 2012/2013 school year after Stacey Boyd, a parent, former teacher and school principal, saw how music and art programs in schools helped children who struggled in academic classes.
Today, Schoola.com is 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.
The elementary, middle, and high school my kids have attended offer great art and music programs. Every year come back-to-school time, my kids look forward to art and music and sports most of all. I can’t imagine that there are so many kids in the U.S. who, because of lack of funding, are not able to experience the joy and pride and art and music bring to the lives of my kids.
How you can help
Schoola wants to make sure that all schools have the funding they need for these programs and they have created a way for you to not only support programs at your own local schools, but for you to save money on back-to-school shopping as well.
All you have to do to support KIPP Academy is to request a donation bag from Schoola and they will automatically donate $1 to KIPP Academy, just by you requesting the FREE bag. Send your child’s used clothes to Schoola and your child’s school will earn $2 for every $5 made when they sell your donated items.
Through August 20th, you can save 20% on your Schoola.com purchase when you use code BacktoSchoola20 (limit one use per customer)!
Watch the video below to learn about KIPP Academy and your purchases from and donations to Schoola will help fund a music program for the school:
In addition to helping your child’s school, now through August 16th, you can also help KIPP Academy in the Bronx fund their music program through the 20 Days of Schoola program.
Besides the greatness that is helping raise money to fun a school’s art or music program, you can put your child in some adorable, fashion-forward clothes when he or she goes back to school this year!
Here are a few pieces available on Schoola.com today
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