This post is written by the Experimental Mommy in partnership with Schoola. All opinions remain 100% mine.
11. Eleven. This is the number of days until my kids start school. Where did the summer go? We have had some amazing adventures but it’s time to settle down and get prepared for the start of the new school year.
Just because my kids wear uniforms to school does not make me exempt from back to school shopping. On top of the expense of uniforms, my girls are getting older (read: more social) and require multiple outfits for after school activities, weekend parties and field trips. And don’t even get me started on shoes! Thanks to my two fashionistas, my Fall budget is tight, so I am all for saving money wherever I can. I am happy to add Schoola to my list of ways to do just that!
Schoola is an online shop dedicated to recycling brand-name children’s clothes, with 40% of the proceeds going to schools in need. The innovative new program – which saves parents money and gives back at the same time – has been heralded by Fox News, the LA Times, Forbes and Parenting Magazine. So, how does it work?
1. Simply request a Schoola bag to be sent to your home. Fill it up with gently used outgrown clothes and drop it in the mail (Schoola pays for postage).
2. If items are acceptable, Schoola lists your items and online shoppers benefit from drastically reduced prices.
3. The school you designate will receive 40% of the proceeds from the sale of your donated items. What a great fund raiser!
From now through September 14, 2014, I am focusing my efforts on Yick Wo Elementary which s trying to raise $25,000 to fund an art program for their students. Unfortunately, when schools face daunting budget cuts, the art and music programs are the first to go. But, I love that the parents at Yick Wo Elementary make sure that their school’s students have art class anyway, and Schoola is forming a community to help them do it.
Ready to start saving money while raising money? Let’s get this school year off to a great start!