When I agreed to write about Schoola it was because I really liked the idea behind it.

But I also believe in using the stuff I write about so I went ahead and signed up for my own donation bag and placed a clothing order to see how the process works.

I requested the bag on Thursday, July 31st and it arrived Monday August, 4. I also placed an order for several items July 31st, received a tracking number Saturday, August 2 with delivery a week later.

How Schoola Works

With the postage already paid on the donation bag, I was able to fill the bag up with all the waiting clothes and had it gone by lunchtime by simply leaving it out for my mail lady to pick up. No special trips to the post office, no planned trips to a thrift store and most of all a very clean closet and the warm fuzzy feeling from knowing my donation helped fund a music program for kids. (To give you an idea of the size of the donation bag, you could fit a king size quilt inside with room to spare.)

schoola bag

Shopping for clothes was easy, you can narrow your selections by age, gender, color, size, style, or even brand. Each item has a description on the quality and wear of the garment as well as any other important information (fabric, flaws, etc.)

shopping schoola

I found myself wishing there were a way to search for either ‘animal print’ or ‘cats’ as Addie insisted on scrolling through every shirt to make sure no spot or feline was overlooked. In the end we agreed on some pretty awesome and versatile pieces from stores she loves at really good prices. You also get to see just how much of your purchase is going to which school:

hoodie on schoola

Addie went straight for all things blue from Justice, we found a like-new blue flouncy skirt from Justice in her size for $11. Since its arrival on Saturday she hasn’t taken it off.

Addie's Sweet Kicks

I’m a fan. Addie’s a fan. Schools are fans.

Schoola is a fan of you, because you’re the one with the closets that need cleaning out and kids that need clothing. Through August 20th you can get 20% off your entire purchase with code ‘BackToSchoola20′ and you can always request your free donation bag with no purchase necessary.

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Comments

  1. I was a little leary, as my baby boy is starting to outgrow kids size clothing (sob). But I was pleasantly surprised to find things that will fit him. And I requested a bag. This is way better than fighting through resale events. :)

    mamalang Reply:

    @mamalang, I’m going to follow up to add a positive and a negative.

    Positive…Apparently I missed something, or it’s just confusing, but I received an email from Schoola telling me that it appeared some of the items I ordered were adult XL and some where Boys XL and that if this was an issue, to let them know and they would work with me.

    Negative…I ordered 08/14, and because they use that stupid FedEx/USPS thing where the post office is in charge of delivery, it isn’t scheduled to arrive until 08/29. That’s a realllly long time. :(

  2. LOVE that skirt!

  3. What a fantastic program! i can’t wait to sign up my children’s school and start donating!

  4. I got a bag too! I have so much stuff for AJ I’m going to pack up some of it.

  5. I’m so glad to read your post about Schoola, I’ve kind of heard about it but just wasn’t quite sure what it’s all about. I’m all about saving on my kids’ clothes… total bonus to help their school at the same time!