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School fundraiser is as easy as selling kids' used clothes
School fundraiser is as easy as selling kids' used clothes

ATLANTA -- There's a new option for parents looking for a way to help their child's school while disposing of clothes those children no longer wear.

It's called Schoolsa Stitch, and Katie Busch admits she's a fan of the fundraiser as she checks her daughter's closet for things to give away.

"This is a really nice spring dress that I know she's going to be growing out of before next spring and just a couple other things. They want gently used clothes," said Busch, a mother of two. 

Busch will take the gently used items and sell them on the Schoola Stitch website.


"It's great the way that they have it (the website) organized by type of clothing, brand of clothing, color, price," said Busch as she browses the site.

Best of all, when someone buys an item she has put on the site, 40% of what that person pays will benefit her daughter Sarah's school, Montgomery Elementary School in DeKalb County

"This was our shirt -- how fun was that. My daughter's going to get a huge kick out of that," said Busch, after discovering clothing she sent to the Schoola Stitch website. "This originally retain led for $36.90 and they're selling it on Schoola Stitch for $7.36 and 40% will go back to Montgomery Elementary." 
Busch sees it as an easy way to help schools.

"Full-time working parents who can't go to school and spend a lot of hours doing things like photocopying or reading with the kids or helping with other fundraisers, there's like bake sales or car washes. This is just an easy way where you don't even have to leave your home to make a difference," she said.

When parents sign up with Schoola Stitch online, they receive pre-addressed bags in the mail that they can fill with gently used clothes and shoes.

"You can pick any day for UPS to pick it up. You put it (the bag) outside your front door and they pick up the clothes. Just easy and everybody wins," Busch said.