I probably don’t do this enough, but I’d like to take this time to use my blog as a medium to do good in the world.

Right before BlogHer began, I was approached by Schoola to help with their “20 Days of School” Adopt-a-School campaign.


What is Schoola you ask?

Schoola is an online shop dedicated to recycling brand-name children’s clothes, with 40% of the proceeds going to schools in need. This innovative new program – which saves parents money and gives back at the same time – has been heralded by Fox News, the LA Times, Forbes and Parenting Magazine.

I was given 3 schools to choose from – all raising money to help with needs in each school. I chose KIPP Academy a small school in the Bronx that has a goal of raising $25,000 to fund their music program

KIPP Academy works hard to support kids who need all the help they can get. Ninety-five percent of its students qualify for free or reduced-cost lunch. And, more than one in seven of the students receives special education services. 

Because Pops was a teacher for 36 years and placed a lot of emphasis on dancing, drumming and music, I felt like supporting a school who understands that music can help reach and engage every child who enters its doors. In fact, the slogan on their Music Room wall sets the stage—All of Us Will Learn Music.  No matter what backgrounds they come from or what challenges they face, the students learn lessons together that will serve them the rest of their lives.
Please take a moment to watch this video made to promote their program:

Ready to help? 
Here are ways you can help me raise money for this school:
  1. Shop on Schoola. Every time you make a purchase through this link – Schoola – will donate $1 to KIPP Academy.
    You may ask, what kind of clothing is offered on Schoola? Well, here’s a list of name brands found on their Fall Favorites page:
    School Fall Favorites
    Here are some examples of the amazing buys you can find on the Schoola site.Schoola
  2. Request a Schoola donation bag. Again use this Schoola link because every time you do, Schoola will donate $1 to KIPP Academy.ANOTHER BONUS when you do donate clothes, $2 of every $5 made from this donation will go back to the school. What a GREAT reason to clean-out all those adorable used kids clothing and turn them into money to help this school in need!

Back-to-School time is fast approaching – why not make this year a very special year for the student’s at KIPP Academy too!

Thank You,



I am being compensated for writing this post and sharing this program on social media. To be honest, I had decided to sign up before I even knew that I would be compensated – the initial email reaching out to me forgot to include compensation information. I honestly feel like my kids and Grandkids have benefited so much by going to great schools and am happy to help this school where there is such a need.

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