Hi there! I’m just popping in quickly to share a few notes about the #PasstheBag campaign that my friend, Kelly, is helping to organize for her company, Schoola. Schoola is a company that helps raise money for schools so that they can provide instruments for music class, books for the library, art supplies for art class, etc. Schoola helps with this by collecting gently used women’s and kids clothes and re-selling those clothes items on their site- pretty cool, right? For every $5 spent on Schoola, Schoola gives $2 to the school of choice of the person who donated the clothes.
So, what do you have to do to help raise money for schools across the country? Request a bag (you can specify what school you want the money to go to when you request a bag online), go through your closet, put the gently used clothes you no longer wear in the bag and put the bag out for the post office to pick up or put it in a blue mail box. Lastly, post a picture of your donation on social media using the hashtag #PasstheBag and challenge three friends to do the same.The bags are pre-paid, so it’s really super easy! If you don’t have a school you want to donate to, Schoola has a few that they are affiliated with that you could donate to:
Help build a playground for Abyssinian Benefit School – Harlem, NY
Help fund the art program at Yick Wo Elementary – San Francisco, CA
Help fund the music program for KIPP Academy – Bronx, NY:
I went through my clothes yesterday and even though I just did this as part of my Happy, Healthy, Fit Challenge, I was still able to get a decent amount of good clothes to donate!
If you’re interested in helping your school raise extra money, I definitely suggest heading over to Schoola’s website to request a bag and pack it up with clothes you no longer wear. Every little bit counts!