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School Fundraising Tips & Success Stories from Schoola

Month: April 2015

Featured School: Burbank Preschool Center in Oakland, CA

Burbank_collageBurbank Preschool Center serves special and general education students birth to six years old in Oakland Unified School District. They are a fully inclusive preschool program committed to providing the best possible early intervention program to their special and general education students and families. The mission at Burbank Preschool Center is to help all their students reach their greatest potential by approaching each child with optimism, respect, and care and engaging each child in learning as a unique and capable individual.

To date, Burbank has raised almost $1,500 with Schoola, and with an upcoming clothing drive, they’re on track to raise even more. They’ll be using the funds to replenish art supplies, buy outdoor gear like balls and hula hoops, and purchase super interactive Barefoot Books.

The supplies Burbank will be able to buy with their Schoola funds are invaluable for their student body. Many of their kids enjoy art because it wakes up their sensory needs and makes them less tactile defensive while building their motor skills. Outdoor activities include getting a little dirty, which can be a hard hurdle for special needs children, and having fun play equipment makes this easier. Through art and play, they’re able to express themselves nonverbally, develop, and grow.

Shop to support Burbank Preschool Center and make a difference!

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day With Schoola


There’s been lots of buzz about the “water footprint” of your food choices and the length of your shower, but what about the environmental impact of your clothing?

It takes 450 gallons of water to produce a quarter pound hamburger, but did you know that 700 gallons of water is needed to produce just one t-shirt*.

Throughout the U.S., almost 13 million tons of textile waste is generated annually. Of that, just 15% is recovered for reuse or recycling.** The average U.S. consumer buys 68 pieces of clothing a year and 7 pairs of shoes***. This means there’s a huge opportunity for each individual to offset 21,100 gallons of water each year, just by buying used clothing.


Recycle funds back into the school programs that keep kids growing.

One bag of clothes donated to Schoola:
Reduces water consumption (up to 5,800 gallons per bag!).
Reuses loved pieces that are too-soon outgrown.
Recycles funds back into school programs that are experiencing budget cuts.

Challenge your friends to do their part to offset water consumption by recycling clothing. It’s easy, just request a donation bag and pass on the challenge to three friends on social media with hashtag #PassTheBag. Let them know that one bag of clothes donated has the potential to offset 5,800 gallons of water by reusing rather than producing new!

*Based on water consumption calculator provided by National Geographic.

Thanks to You We’ve Seen Tremendous Growth for Schools


Over the past year, we’ve seen 300% growth in clothing donations. It’s all thanks to the support of our donors and more than 9,000 participating schools. And all those donated clothes translate into funds for schools. For every $5 spent at Schoola, $2 is given to schools.

Continue to make a difference by requesting a donation bag or setting up a school clothing drive by emailing For each bag of clothing donated, an average of $40 is donated to schools.

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