Schoola is the creation of Stacey Boyd —former teacher and school principal and mother of 2. After seeing firsthand how children who struggled in math could come alive in music class, she created a solution to the widespread budget cuts that jeopardize the future of critical programs like art, music and P.E.
Dedicated to putting paintbrushes, books, baseballs and violins back into the hands of children, Schoola launched in the 2012/2013 school year as a simple and unique school fundraising program.
Parents send in their gently used children’s clothing. Items are listed at Schoola.com at amazing prices. Quality clothes get a second life. Schools receive proceeds from every item sold.
Today, Schoola is working with 10,000 schools nationwide. Schoola keeps an art program alive in San Francisco, brought new computers to classrooms in St Louis, and their top earning school in New York has earned over $22,000 to keep its orchestra playing.
“Schoola is a wonderful way for all of us to make sure that our kids have the greatest opportunity to reach their fullest potential” – Stacey Boyd
Schoola is getting noticed all over the web as an innovative platform for school fundraising – leveraging smart technology and the sharing economy.
Kristina Salen, CFO of Etsy calls Schoola “an amazing mash up of community building, up-cycling and commerce.”
It’s easy to get started. Anyone can donate on behalf of their school by simply requesting a postage paid donation bag from our website. Or a School can kick off a fundraising drive by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Lastly, Schoola.com is a place where anyone can shop and do good: get great deals on pre-loved clothing from top brands with 40% of proceeds going right back to schools.