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.

23 comments on “School Shopping with Schoola #clothes4schools”

  1. 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!
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  2. 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

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