Donate by Text Message

You can now donate via text message!
Send SIAB28 (pus donation amount) to 70070
You can text as many times as you like!
Example = send SIAB28 10 to 70070 to send £10


Project Aim

Our aim is to fund two vehicles enabling us to reach our growing donor base around the UK, without using money pledged for SchoolBags. Can you help?

Watch our video and find out how to pledge here

T: +44 (0) 1935 849160 | E: info@schoolinabag.org | Subscribe Here

Fund a SchoolBag Here
Text Donate
School in a Bag is an initiative run by the

HOW WE DO IT

how01

SchoolBags shipped out from the UK

From the proceeds of fundraising, stock is purchased and stored at the SIAB HQ at Home Farm in Somerset, UK.

The SchoolBags are packed by volunteers at HQ and put into Pack II boxes – (packed correctly we can get 12 SchoolBags per box). Each SchoolBag has its number (name badge) inserted into the plastic sleeve. The boxes of SchoolBags are labelled and numbered and delivered to the shippers. In most instances, SIAB are fortunate to use Mark Chudley International based near Ilminster, Somerset.

Boxes of SchoolBags are only sent once an official request or offer has been agreed and a consignee has been arranged to receive our SchoolBags in the destination country. Where SIAB are unable to, the consignee is responsible for the onward transportation and delivery of the SchoolBags.


how02

SchoolBags put together ‘In Country’

School in a Bag partner with an organisation (charity/NGO) on the ground and find out the number of children that require a SchoolBag. Our partners source a rucksack and the appropriate needed contents to make up a SchoolBag from local suppliers. Once a unit cost per SchoolBag has been determined, SIAB wire the fund to our partners and stock orders are placed. Our partners then pack and distribute the SchoolBags to the children.

Benefits to running School in a Bag ‘In Country’.

  • The SchoolBags usually work out cheaper - SIAB funds go further helping more children
  • SIAB avoid all shipping costs and red tape when importing SchoolBags into countries
  • The process is better for the environment
  • The SchoolBag purchasing benefits the local economy in the beneficiary country
  • The whole process can be quicker
  • School in a Bag can operate anywhere in the world using this method

how03

SchoolBags delivered by Volunteer Networks

Since 2013, School in a Bag have been working with Volunteer Network Organisations (Original Volunteers) who send volunteers out on placements at schools in numerous countries around the world. The volunteers have started to carry SchoolBags in their excess baggage allowance and with the continual rolling program School in a Bag are able to regularly send SchoolBags in this method.

Images are sent back to SIAB of the children with their SchoolBags.