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Month: December 2015

You’ve Made This Year the Best!

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When reflecting on the past year, and looking ahead to 2016, this has been the best year yet for Schoola because of the impact YOU have made on kids’ experiences at school. Thanks to you, we now have a community of more than 600,000 families working to support more than 20,000 schools across the country. And by shopping our site, you’ve given more than a million items of clothing a second life, and in turn given new life to underfunded programs at schools.

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Let’s take a trip down memory lane with some of our favorite moments from the past year and some of our most impactful community members:

Most Loyal Shopper
Our most loyal shopper placed her first order in 2013, and since then has placed a whopping 86 orders, making a huge impact for schools. You can make an impact and be rewarded, too. Here’s how you can get 30% off all your orders in January, February, and March:  Simply place your 3rd ever order of $25 value or more by Dec. 31, 2015 and we’ll email you a unique coupon code on January 4. Already placed 3 orders over $25? You’ll get a code in your inbox in the new year! (Please note, the $25 value is after discounts but includes orders paid for in both cash and credit.)

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Collin of Hip2Save, Top Referrer, ©Tamara Kenyon Photography

Our Superstar Referrer:
Have you “met” Collin of Hip2Save? She’s a dynamo mommy and couponista with a loyal community of likeminded people. She’s shared Schoola with an amazing 4,000+ people in 2015. Thanks to her, that means more schools served and fundraising for schools. You can take a cue from her and start sharing your referral link–just grab it here.

This is what Collin has to say about Schoola:
“I love that Schoola makes it so affordable to shop name-brand clothing for both my kiddos and myself… while also allowing me to contribute to local schools in my area. Such a neat concept!”

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Your clothes make more money at Schoola than at a consignment store.

Our VIP Donor:
Individual clothing donations can go a long way! As an example, our top donor has raised almost $800 for her school, with her clothing donations alone! So what are you waiting for? Request your free donation bag.

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The Schoola team delivers a check to Jefferson Elementary.

Most Up and Coming School:
Jefferson Elementary in SF has raised over $900 this fall simply by donating unclaimed lost & found items! This is a great way to do a quick, low-effort fundraiser. Simply reach out to coach@schoola.com for more info.

Champions for Change:
Over the past year, some of our favorite bloggers have shared Schoola’s mission with their communities to raise awareness for how you can make a difference by shopping and donating with Schoola. Above are just a sampling including blog posts from (clockwise from left): This Charming Life; Skunkboy Blog; Design for Mankind; and Cakies.

#SchoolaStyle Mavens:
We’ve had so much fun getting to know you this year by seeing your #SchoolaStyle on social media. Above are a few of our faves from across the Internet. Don’t forget to continue to share your #SchoolaStyle for a chance to win $50 each week. Here’s how.

Here’s to a great 2016, too!!

Free Holiday Printables!

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‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…Except you still have presents to wrap and one more person on your mile-long Christmas list! We’re here to help with free printable cards to go with your Schoola gifts and free printable DIY coupon card presents. More details below.

Trying to check off that last loved one from your shopping list? Instead of giving them something store-bought, try downloading these free printable coupon cards. Simply write in “gifts” you plan to give like washing dishes, babysitting, or backrubs. This is also a fun gift to have your kids give that doesn’t cost a dime. Maybe they can wash their grandpa’s car, or walk the dog. Get creative. Download here.

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Did you get things from Schoola as gifts for family or friends? Whether your items are benefiting schools or the Malala Fund, we have some handy dandy printable inserts you can fold and insert as a card. Print your free Malala Fund card here or your free school-donation card here. Let your friends know their gift is giving back–it’s like two gifts in one!

Happy holidays from the whole team at Schoola!

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