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I can’t believe it is Back to School time. My kids went back to school this week. We had such a fantastic summer but the kids were very excited to go back to school. This year, we have a 6th grader, 4th grader and 1st grader. We are very lucky with the school that we attend because they have a great arts program as well as a great music program. My son started playing the trumpet last year and my daughter really loves the arts. We are looking forward to another great year of learning and fun. One of my favorite parts about going back to school is Back to School shopping. Pencils, Backpacks, Crayons, New shoes, clothes and more. With three kids in school this really can add up. I am all about saving money where I can. Schoola has two great purposes that really help everyone. 1. You can donate your gently used clothes 2. You can shop for gently used clothes at a discounted price. This really helps everyone because going back to school can be really expensive.
Donate your gently used clothes
Visit Schoola.com where you an easily request a donation bag that will be mailed to you. In doing so, Schoola will donate $1 to KIPP Academy (the school I chose to support)! Awesome, huh! But it gets better– when you donate your gently used clothes and fill out your school information, $2 of every $5 made will go back to the school they you choose to support. What a great way to really help your community and others.
You may remember a few weeks ago I told you all about KIPP Academy. Unfortunately, they aren’t as fortunate as we are and don’t have all the opportunities. Music is so important and I would love to see them being able to have a great music program. I love the photo above because you can really see how much she loves music. Here is a little more about KIPP: “A small school in the Bronx, KIPP Academy works hard to support kids who need all the help they can get. Ninety-five percent of its students qualify for free or reduced-cost lunch. More than one in seven receives special education services. Music helps KIPP Academy reach and engage every child who enters its doors. The slogan on the Music Room wall sets the stage—All of Us Will Learn Music. No matter what backgrounds they come from or what challenges they face, they learn lessons together that will serve them the rest of their lives.” Since this is the featured school I chose, $1 from each donation would help to save their music program.
Shop for gently used clothes at a discounted price
To help save costs in your personal Back to school shopping, you can shop for Preschool, Grade School and High School aged clothes at Schoola.com. I was very impressed with the adorable styles and selections that had for both boys and girls of all ages. You will find stylish, name brand clothing that really is very cute. Use code code is BacktoSchoola20 for a 20% discount discount on your shopping. Coupon expires expires on August 20, 2014
So don’t forget: there are two ways to help:
1. Shop on Schoola. For every transaction that is tracked via my unique referral code, Schoola will donate $1 to KIPP Academy.
2. Request a Schoola donation bag. If you request a Schoola donation bag via this unique referral code, Schoola will donate $1 to KIPP Academy to support.
ADDED BONUS – when you donate the clothes and fills out your school information, $2 of every $5 made will go back to the school that you chose to support. Seriously a win/win since you will be helping KIPP Academy and for your own school of choice!
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