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When Malala Yousafzai was just 14 years old she was shot by Pakistani militants who were angered because she was standing up for equal rights and education for girls. Malala survived this assassination attempt and went on to be the youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize at age 17. Malala is making a huge impact by advocating for increased access to education for all children in the most vulnerable communities in the world. Schoola is standing #withMalala to support this important mission. Not only are we sending 5,000 students to see He Named Me Malala in partnership with the Students Stand #withMalala program, we also wanted to make it easy for anyone to join us in sharing this story of hope.  

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Sunday, October 11 is the International Day of the Girl, and people around the world will be standing up in support of young women everywhere. The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team will join us to #PassTheBag to raise money for the Malala Fund. Learn how you can be a champion for girls’ education too:

Donate to Help: Request a free prepaid Malala donation bag and fill it with no longer worn women’s and kids’ clothing and accessories. We’ll sell your donated items on Schoola.com and 40% of the proceeds will benefit the Malala Fund. This is a great opportunity to teach your children about giving, and get them involved in a very tangible way as you clean out your closets together to make a difference in other children’s lives. Here’s how:

Step 1: Go online to Schoola and request a donation bag.

Step 2: Once you receive the bag in the mail, fill it and return it to benefit the Malala Fund. Schoola is now accepting baby clothes as well as women’s and kids’ clothing, so use this as an opportunity to clean out your closet and start the new season off fresh!

Step 3: Challenge at least 3 friends or family members to do the same by posting on Facebook or Twitter and using the hashtags #PassTheBag and #withMalala. Here’s some sample text to make it even easier:

Twitter: I got a @Schoola donation bag to stand #withMalala & now I #PassTheBag to (insert your friend’s Twitter handle): www.schoola.com/malala

Facebook:  I just requested a donation bag from @schoola to help empower girls through education #withMalala. Anyone can donate and 1 bag of clothes sends $40 on average to the @MalalaFund. Now I #PassTheBag to @friend, @friend and @friend: www.schoola.com/malala

And if you have pictures to share of your family filling a donation bag, we’d love to see them so be sure to include them in your social media update!

Step 4: Pat yourself on the back! Not only did you request a bag to turn unused items into educational opportunities for girls, but by challenging others you also helped spread this incredible message of hope and opportunity.

Please share with everyone you know! Join us in creating momentum around this #PassTheBag challenge.