Celebrities like Jennifer Beals, Olivia Munn and Ali Carter are joining a movement to #passthebag and raise money for the Malala Fund founded by girls’ education activist Malala Yousafzai.
Schoola, a San Francisco–based clothing-donation program has teamed up with the Malala Fund to launch the #passthebag campaign to raise money for women’s education by producing Malala-themed shipping bags that can be filled with used clothing. Schoola sells the items online and gives 40 percent of the proceeds to the Malala Fund.
More than 60 million young women around the world are unable to attend school for reasons ranging from having to work and take care of family to being prevented by violence in their countries.
“It’s hard to spend time with that unbelievably compelling and extraordinary young woman (Malala Yousafzai) without figuring out a way to put all of your energy into getting behind what she’s doing,” said Stacey Boyd, founder of Schoola.
Since the initiative’s launch, more than 3,000 bags of clothing have been turned in, and more than $189,000 has gone to the Malala Fund. But there’s still more to be done. To join the cause visit Shoola.com and for more information on founder Malala Yousafzai visit Malala.org