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UPDATE: More huge savings this year, see bottom of post.
The Best Fundraising Solution I Have Seen For Schools!
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You all know how I love finding a good deal. Well my friend Paula sent me a link to a place called Schoola. I had heard of it before but I had never shopped there. Since the link she sent included a $20 credit for me (It was that much then.) I decided to take a look. I was not disappointed.
Schoola offers name brand gently used clothes at 30 to 90% off a new retail value. This is such a great fundraiser for the schools. Did you know 40% of the sales price minus shipping costs for the inventory to reach the warehouse goes to your school. What a superior way to have a fundraiser instead of sending things home for the children to sell.
If you want to donate clothes all you have to do is request a donation bag. Schoola will send you the bag by economy mail in order to save the most money for the school. These bags hold between 15 to 20 articles of clothing and there is no weight limit. You can even track your fundraising progress on your school’s very own Schoola fundraising page.
Schoola has high standards for the merchandise it accepts. They do not accept clothes with stains, holes, missing tags, shrinkage, odors, fading or such. Any clothes that they do not accept are still sold via bulk channels and 40% of the sales still go to the school. They have found that brands like Boden, J.Crew and Tea Collection raise the most due to their high resale value.
IMHO, this is an excellent program. I will be using it often for my grandchildren and perhaps even myself. I love patronizing places that turn around and do good for the community. When you click on each item it tells you how much is going to the school and what program will benefit. I am definitely not a name brand type person and I never will be but they had clothes in all price ranges from $3.00 on up to the high end clothes. There is truly something for everyone on this site. The only drawback I could find in the entire program is that they don't accept men's clothing unless it fits a high school boy. I think this is missing out on an opportunity to raise even more money for the schools. Other than that I am 100% behind this fundraising solution. I would like to see all schools participate in Schoola instead of sending home stuff for the kids to sell.
If you would like a $10 credit to shop at Schoola just click on this link and if you use your $10 credit I will get a $10 credit as well. We both benefit along with the school of the product you purchase. They will also give you a link when you purchase to share just like I did so your friends can benefit as well.
Here was the email I received after placing my order:
Thank you for placing your order with Schoola! Because of that order, $18.27 went to 6 schools for programs like art, music, physical education and field trips. Brilliantly done!
St Lucas Preschool in St. Louis, MO, St Joan Of Arc Elementary School in Saint Louis, MO, Schoola Scholars Fund in San Francisco, CA and 3 others are among those schools you've helped. Thank you for that!
*images in email are from www.schoola.com
I must say that I am very pleased!
UPDATE: I just shopped again this year for Christmas and I got 62 items and paid an average of $2.43 each by using coupon codes and shopping carefully. A LOT of the items were Justice brand which my granddaughter loves. Happy shopping!
That savings is without any referral credit too!