Good Karma Creative Fundraising: Save Money or Raise it for Your School

Written by: Sharon Schneider

Babies can be expensive. They can be little consumption engines. I have three little consumption engines myself, ages 8, 6 and 18 months, so I know this all too well.

The diapers, the baby food, the toys, the gear, the clothes–the clothes! Onesies, sleepers, play clothes, dressy clothes, holiday outfits, bibs, socks. And worst of all, many outfits they only wear two or three times and grow out of.

I love organic, well-made clothes (buying well-made clothes, furniture and other goods is one way to be “green”), but as a mom who tries to avoid conspicuous consumption and who wants to raise my kids to be socially responsible, I have often lamented the cost and waste of baby clothes. My sisters and friends and I have passed them around, sharing them as much as possible to distribute the costs among us.

But then I thought, ”Wouldn’t it be great if there were a central repository where my friends and I could store our gorgeous baby clothes when we don’t need them? Someone who could keep them clean and organized, and send me just the best of the bunch, in the sizes I need, just when I need them?”

And that’s how Good Karma Clothing for Kids was born.  Good Karma Clothing for Kids is a monthly subscription service that allows you to get great clothes from your favorite brands and designers, in the sizes you need, when you need them. After signing up on our website, you’ll receive your first bundle of 7 outfits within a few days, washed in environmentally- and baby-friendly detergent and ready to wear. Use them until baby hits a growth spurt, and then just send them back in the prepaid, reusable shipping bag to exchange for the next size up. Whether baby basics or boutique brands, you can supplement what you have or build a wardrobe from scratch. Save time, save money and save the planet.

Try a “Clean out your Closet Fundraiser” and easily raise money for your school or charity. There’s nothing to buy—you just ask parents to bring in their like-new baby clothes as a donation to the school. Good Karma pays cash for the clothing, and everyone wins: families get a tax deduction, the school gets cash (easily $1,000 or more just for providing volunteers to greet parents who “drop off donations while dropping off the kids”) and Good Karma gets inventory for other parents.

Find more details on our fundraisers or  PLUS > Find more resources for re-using or recycling your baby gear at the new NPN page. BONUS: NPN Parent Perk, new subscribers can get 10% off their first 3 months subscription by using Coupon Code NPN10. That’s 7 outfits at a time for as low as $25/month!

Posted on February 24, 2012 at 2:54 PM