Freckles in April: Back to School on a Budget (PLUS Helping Kids in Need)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Back to School on a Budget (PLUS Helping Kids in Need)

When I was in elementary school I was part of an after-school program called GATE. The first year was fantastic! We did rotating units on different subjects like first aid, music and art. The program brought in outside experts to teach us new skills and topics and I learned a TON. Going to that program was the highlight of my year.

My dad was in a serious accident a couple years before this and this picture made my mom feel ill. But I thought it was super cool!


The next year was different. It was taught by a teacher from our school who did her best but the units weren't nearly as cool. I remember doing a lemonade stand one that was supposed to teach us business basics that dragged on for ages. As a 4th grader I was confused and frustrated. As an adult, I realize that funding must have gotten cut. And it stunk.

Which brings me to Schoola. Schoola is an online consignment store dedicated to recycling brand-name children's clothes, with a portion of the proceeds going to schools in need. 

You can get rid of stuff your kids have outgrown, pick up a few super affordable things for this coming year, AND help schools in need get funding for the programs that make school fun and truly enriching. Win/win/win!

Yick Wo Elementary is just across the bay from where I grew up in northern California so their story touched my heart. My boys and I have been digging through their old clothing looking for stuff to donate. It has been a great chance to talk to them about helping and serving others and they're super excited about it!



Visit Schoola to donate your kid's outgrown clothes or do a little shopping for the upcoming year- either way you're doing a great thing for schools in need!


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22 comments:

  1. This is such a great program. It doesn't take much but everything can help the schools. So neat!

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  2. This is a great post! Love hearing about helping kids.

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  3. What an amazing program! I love hearing about stuff like this. It's so inspiring!

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  4. That's a great program. I love your picture - I could totally see why it would make your mom feel sick!

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  5. I've never heard about this program before! Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. looks like such a wonderful program :) it's such a shame that art is one of the first things that gets cut from schools.

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  7. I haven't heard of Schoola before (mainly because I'm Canadian new to the USA -and- I don't have children.. yet). But I can imagine how helpful this would be as any parent, whether they're on a tight budget or not.

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  8. Wow, I've never heard of this! Sounds great!

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  9. Sounds like an awesome program! Thanks for sharing :D

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  10. What a lovely programme. We should definitely have something over here in the UK!

    Katie <3

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  11. What a great program! I was in GATE as well!

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  12. I think Schoola has a wonderful program! I can't wait to donate some of my daughter's clothes!

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  13. What an amazing and wonderful program. I love anything that give back so I will definitely spread the word. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Such a great program and teaching kids at young age learn to be giving

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  15. Great post! Helping kids is so important.

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  16. this sounds like such a great program! i spend a summer during college working as a one-on-one in an extended school year program for kids on the autism spectrum and it was such a great experience!

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  17. How cool! This sounds like a great program!

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  18. Awesome! What a great way to help kiddos!

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  19. Sounds like a great program! Thank you for sharing because I had never heard of them before.

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  20. that's so awesome that you're helping kids in need, especially in time for the new school year!

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  21. What a great program! Helping out is always a wonderful thing to do.

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