SAN FRANCISCO -- One Bay Area mom and former educator decided to take on public school funding cuts with an online consignment store, Schoola Stitch, that gives back to schools.
Stacey Boyd of San Francisco launched Schoola Stitch in August after grappling with budget cuts as a former school principal and watching how dwindling public funds hindered her two daughters' education. Schoola Stitch collects gently used, brand-name kids' clothes and sells them online, donating 40 percent of the proceeds to schools.
In three months, 2,500 schools across the country have benefitted from Schoola Stitch, including 358 Bay Area schools. The money goes directly to the schools, Boyd said.
Schoola Stitch, which has a warehouse in South San Francisco, will mail bags upon request to anyone who wants to donate clothes, and the bags can be filled with up to about 20 pieces of clothing and mailed back. The company also helps schools organize clothing drives.
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