Mommy Blog Expert: Keep Art in Schools - Donate #Clothes4School + Schoola Funds Raised Support Your Kids

Monday, August 4, 2014

Keep Art in Schools - Donate #Clothes4School + Schoola Funds Raised Support Your Kids


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Donate Gently Used Clothing to Raise Money for The Arts in Your School

Preschooler me,
Back in the day when I was a kid, music, art, foreign languages and other electives were all standard fare in school from Kindergarten through 12th Grade. Even before I had graduated from sixth grade I'd taken multiple years of French as well as studied art, sung in the choir, and learned to play the flute and played in the school band. As a Baby Boomer, I remember those days fondly and truly appreciate how much they were a part of my formative elementary educationcal experience.
3rd grade before my school stage debut,

Fast forward four decades past that idyllic childhood. It pains me -- no, shocks me -- to no end that my own children lost out (they are teens now) and kids in 2014 have few if any of the enrichment experiences I had. Sadly, the lack of extra curricular opportunities for today's young students couldn't be more dismal in schools across the USA than right now. 

In fact, with the United States now ranked 36th in the world academically out of 65 countries, many educational experts and parents like me think that missing out on essentials like music and art -- both proven to enhance mathematical and reasoning skills -- have contributed to the downward spiral of education in America.

Arts Are Essential to a Well-Rounded Education
Why are the arts so important to elementary kids today? Why must we all do our part to save what's left or bring it back if nothing remains? 

Watch this short Schoola video to see and hear why, directly from the mouths and hearts of some of today's promising young students at Yick Wo Elementary, why art in their school matters.

It's time to turn the tide and support Yick Wo Alternative Elementary in San Francisco, which has a goal to raise $25,000 to fund their art program, and others across the country including schools in your local community. Our children, and those of every American in the U.S., deserve to have access to the same well-rounded education we had in past generations. One that includes art, music and other important programs -- their future and success depend on it and on us. 

It's Easy to Make a Difference
The good news is that there's an unbelieveably simple way that parents can help. It's called Schoola, an online consignment store founded by a mom and former educator that sells your donated clothing online and then gives back 40% of the proceeds to schools. Simply by donating your child's gently worn and outgrown clothing you can raise money that will go to the local school you designate.

As a matter of fact, just one bag of donated Schoola clothing sold equals enough money to buy art supplies for FIVE kids!
How Schoola Works
  • Request a shipping bag from Schoola which they will mail to you
  • Clean out your kid's closet, filling the bag with up to 22 suitable items
  • Drop the pre-addressed, postage paid bag in the mail
  • 40% of proceeds from the sale of your donated clothing is contributed to your child's school or other school you designate
Save on Your Kids Back to School Wardrobe Too!

Remember to also shop for your child on Schoola for brand name clothing in great condition to save huge amounts on your back to school shopping with FREE shipping on orders over $50.

Just one example of what you'll find
Right now at Schoola

70% Off this Children's Place girl's skirt, $6 (retail $20)

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About Schoola
Schoola is an online store, dedicated to recyling brand-name gently worn children's clothes fitting ages one (preschool) through 13+ (high school). Featured by Fox News, Forbes, Parenting Magazine, the Los Angeles Times as other media, 40%  percent of the site's proceeds from sales go directly to schools in need. Parents can help by both donating clothing to Schoola as well as purchasing boys and girls clothes from the site. For more information visit as well as follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

FTC Disclosure: Schoola is compensating MommyBlogExpert to facilitate a series of MBE posts about the brand and its #Clothes4Schools awareness campaign. However, all opinions in this post are those of MBE. See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.

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