Schoola is the creation of Stacey Boyd—parent, former teacher and school
principal. In 1997, she built an inner city charter school from the ground up. A
year later it was one of the highest performing middle schools in Boston. 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.
Dedicated to putting paintbrushes, books, baseballs and violins back into the
hands of children, Stacey launched Schoola in the 2012/2013 school year. A few
innovative schools took the call to run a clothing drive during the last (and
busiest) week of school. Parents sent in their gently used children's clothing.
We listed the clothes on our site at amazing prices. And schools received
proceeds from every item sold—money that funds all those programs so critical to
the success of our kids. A win for all.
Today, we’re 3,000 schools strong. Schoola brings new paints to art classes,
new instruments to the orchestra, new books for the libraries. Quality clothes
get a second life. Parents help parents. Schools help schools. Schoola makes all
this happen by giving children the tools they need to succeed.