Back to school is a wonderful time of year – kids busy at school all day, seeing old friends and teachers, new school supplies and new clothes, and moms getting a bit of a break after the summer. For me, I get into a bit of an organized frenzy since we are on-the-go so much of the summer. Today I am partnering with schoola to share how you can turn the out-grown clothing into funds for your school!
One of my first projects once school gets underway is organizing our closets, which results in a pile of clothes to donate. Enter schoola! Have you heard of this amazing fundraising organization? I shared about them here earlier this summer. They sell gently used kid’s and women’s clothing online while raising money for schools. Harper is wearing a linen dress from schoola in the picture above!
So, how does it work? You donate gently used kids’ and women’s clothing. You can order a pre paid schoola bag and ship them all the brand name gently used clothing you want to donate. You can do this anytime. Your school can also sign up to do a school wide clothing drive. Your school receives 40 percent of the proceeds from the clothing that is sold on schoola.com. You can shop reasonably priced clothing (up to 70 percent off) from their site anytime, anywhere. And there’s free shipping on orders over $25.
Harper’s school participates in fundraising through schoola and it has been a big success. It is an excellent way for all families to participate in a school fundraiser. We’re fortunate at Harper’s school to have one of the parents coordinate all of our schoola clothing drives. These campaigns have been able to help support the PTO in paying for art and music programs in our school.
To help kick off the start of the school year, Harper and I recently went to a back to school event that Schoola hosted on at an indoor kids’ playspace in SF called Recess. My friend Liz from Say Yes helped host the event. The kids had a ball!
This post is in partnership by schoola, a brand we adore. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Alice & Lois.