Schoola is the creation of Stacey Boyd—parent, former teacher and school principal. Stacey saw firsthand how children who struggled in math could come alive in music class; how art, physical education and foreign language could have a profound effect on students. She also saw how hard it was to get funds to support these programs. And how easy it was for the programs to get cut.
Stacey launched Schoola in the 2012/2013 school year, encouraging parents to send in their gently used children’s clothing, which then listed on the site at amazing prices. 40% of the proceeds from every item sold goes directly back to the school from which the pieces were donated… helping to fund music, art, and athletic programs.
Today, Schoola is more than 10,000 schools strong and has produced some truly amazing success stories. The KIPP Academy in Bronx, NY has raised $30,000 dollars to date and kept their music program alive and thriving. Watch their inspiration story: