now provides parents and schools easy access to extra cash.
KANSAS CITY, MO (June 12, 2012) — According to the U.S. Department of Education, average spending per pupil has increased 44% over the past two decades after adjusting for inflation. Schools across the nation wrestle with financial struggles due to state and federal funding cuts, rising personnel costs and lower tax revenues. Some school districts have shifted costs to families, raising fees for everything from supplies, registration, books, to extracurricular activities like sports and advanced level and elective courses.
A new website,, has launched to address the needs of cash-strapped parents and school administrators. The site provides a convenient online storefront for buying and selling unneeded school- and sports-related items. users can list and buy a wide variety of items pertaining to children and education such as books, electronics, clothing, and sports supplies, as well as services such as tutors and babysitters. School districts and family-friendly businesses can establish Storefront pages to promote their products or services.
The site was the creation of Lisa Schuster, mother of three, who saw a growing need among parents struggling to keep up with soaring costs as well as her own school district needing to raise money to offset budget cuts.
“Kids grow fast and change their interests to different sports, musical instruments and it gets expensive. allows families to find what they need more economically and provides an option to sell to someone else when they no longer need it,” says Schuster. “All parents need to do is log on the site and post a free listing for items they no longer need, or look for items they want to buy.”
About helps parents, educators, and businesses connect to facilitate the purchase of new and used school items. With school-specific item listings, advanced search features, and family-friendly resources, acts as a “matchmaker” between parents in need of supplies and those with surplus to sell. To release your clutter and find bargains on child-related supplies, visit today.

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