School Shopping with Schoola #clothes4schools

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Our house is full of kids toys and clothes. Some of them are in use, some are not. I have been in the process of bagging things up and getting them ready to be given away or sold. At first, my son had a problem with this. He was not amused by me taking his toys away. Every toy I laid my hand to, he’d swear it was his favorite toy and that he loved it so much. I gave him some time and moved on to other things. Then, it was back to the negotiation for the toys. I talked to him about letting go of things. I talked to him about kids who would love to have the toys that he no longer even plays with. We talked about some kids who don’t have any toys. This was unbelievable to him! Then, I let it rest again.

A couple of days later, I resumed my pack it up mission. He jumped in. This time, he wanted to help me. He handed me toys and told me that I could give it away because he’s a big boy and doesn’t really play with it. Or he’d say, that I could give it away because it’s not his favorite toy. We made a deal. He’d tell me his favorite toys and I’d leave those alone. The others were fair game. Our deal made it so much easier to fly through his toy box and clear space. I think he’s beginning to understand that giving doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

It’s Friday! I know I usually fill this space with a few things I’m feeling. This week, I’m keeping that list short. I’m really feeling Schoola. The service that allows you to buy gently used clothing and support art in schools at the same time. The site was super easy to navigate.

schoola site 2Once you’re ready to check out, you’re shown the amount that will be donated to schools based on your purchase. That’s some feel good shopping!  I ordered a few things for my babies. We received the package fairly quickly. From the detail in the packaging to the clothes, I was impressed. schoola collage

It all exceeded my expectations.  Interested in trying the service for yourself? Here’s 20% off to get you started. Head on over to Schoola and use this code (limit, one use per customer): BacktoSchoola20 . It expires on August 20, 2014. Right in time to get some last minute back to school shopping done while helping to keep art in schools. The school I’ve chosen to support is Yo Wick Elementary School. You can find out more about the school below:

 

Disclaimer: This post is brought to you by Schoola, the best place to buy discounted kids clothes all while giving back to schools in need. Click here to learn about Schoola. Click here to see what people are saying. My unique tracking links to the Schoola site are helping Yick Wo Elementary School (my chosen school) with each click.

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23 Responses to School Shopping with Schoola #clothes4schools
  1. Chelsea
    August 15, 2014 | 10:37 am

    That is so awesome that he was so involved and understanding about other children who don’t have any toys. You are raising one great kid!!

  2. Jessica
    August 15, 2014 | 11:25 am

    Your son is very conscientious! What Schoola is doing is great. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Jamie @ Makeuplifelove
    August 15, 2014 | 11:51 am

    Your son is seriously so freaking cute. I love that he is so wise and understands about those who are less fortunate. Seriously your a raising an amazing little man.

  4. Britt
    August 15, 2014 | 1:51 pm

    I was JUST about to go school shopping for the first time ever (my son starts Pre-K at his elementary in September) I’m already almost in tears LOL I am definitely ordering from Schoola ! I had never heard of them, thank you so much for sharing!

  5. Lavende & Lemonade
    August 15, 2014 | 2:07 pm

    I love when a purchase can also help a good cause. Cute outfits!!

  6. Chriseten
    August 15, 2014 | 2:26 pm

    This is awesome. I love this!

  7. anne
    August 15, 2014 | 2:46 pm

    WOW what a great idea. That is so awesome that your son was on board to help other kids.
    http://www.underthebrella.com

  8. Tanya Coffman
    August 15, 2014 | 3:05 pm

    I love spending out for a good cause! I wonder if they recognize homeschool families too? That would be super since my entire town is homeschooling lol

  9. Erica Manoz
    August 15, 2014 | 4:15 pm

    That’s awesome! I had heard of Schoola before but wasn’t quite sure how it worked. I’ll have to check it out for myself 🙂

  10. Heather G
    August 15, 2014 | 5:02 pm

    Love this! I’ve never heard of Schoola but I love the idea of second hand clothes– I don’t even rememeber the last time I paid full price for anything! I’ll absolutely be clicking, even if it’s just to help your school!

  11. Sarah
    August 15, 2014 | 6:52 pm

    I love when kids help in cleaning out their things. We like to donate to the women and children’s shelter down the street.

  12. Cat
    August 15, 2014 | 10:49 pm

    I’m still far away from having kids of my own, but back to school shopping was always so much fun when I was a kid. My dad would buy me a “first day of school” outfit, and it was an awesome bonding experience for us!

    Cat
    http://oddlylovely.com

  13. Mimi
    August 16, 2014 | 6:17 am

    Amazing concept. I love this. I am a consignment shopper for my kids anyway so I am headed over there to see what I can find.

  14. Rebekah
    August 16, 2014 | 12:00 pm

    I have to start working with Bobby on giving things away, I think he’s old enough to start understanding now. Thanks for sharing 😀

  15. Natalie
    August 16, 2014 | 12:36 pm

    Aww so glad he wanted help other little kids!

  16. Jessica
    August 17, 2014 | 11:02 am

    What a great kid!! This is the first time I’ve heard of schoola!

  17. Katie
    August 17, 2014 | 2:05 pm

    So sweet that your son decided to give up his toys himself. That’s such a mature and encouraging thing for him to do!

    I love that the shopping site gives something back to schools!

    Katie <3

  18. Kendall
    August 17, 2014 | 2:22 pm

    Very cute stuff! And what a great cause!

  19. Deidre
    August 18, 2014 | 1:06 pm

    This website is BRILLIANT. And your son is a doll. SO cute.

  20. Nikki Rae
    August 18, 2014 | 7:57 pm

    I love this idea. I’m definitely checking it out.

  21. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
    August 19, 2014 | 12:39 pm

    Wow how generous. I’ve never heard of Schoola before.

  22. Lindsay
    August 19, 2014 | 3:27 pm

    Cute outfits! This is such a great idea!!

  23. Jordan
    August 19, 2014 | 11:09 pm

    Oh my gosh, that is SO convenient! Love the clothes too! Super cute video.

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