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October 1st, 2013
‘Schoola Stitch’ helps clothe families, support schools
New program from school fundraising site Schoola targets ‘gently used clothing’
The website Schoola has been described as a “Groupon-style” school fundraising site that connects parents with local businesses for special deals on food and merchandise, with a portion of the sale supporting their school.
Now, Schoola has launched a new program, called “Schoola Stitch,” that aims to turn the clothes students have outgrown into school cash as well.
Schoola Stitch is a massive online consignment store for brand-name kids’ clothes at “major savings,” its creators say. Parents all over the country have collected and sent in tens of thousands of gently used clothing for sale—with 40 percent of the proceeds going to the school of their choice.
The program is designed as a “win-win-win.” Parents can unload used clothing items that no longer fit. Other families can get great deals on jeans, shorts, shirts, dresses, and other fashion finds. And schools have a chance to raise much-needed dollars.