(KCBS) – A new fundraising program has just launched in San Francisco with the hopes of helping local schools suffering from budget cuts.

Schoola offers discount coupons from local businesses who in turn donate proceeds to a local school.

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KCBS’ Connie C. Kim talks to Schoola’s Director of Operations Kelly Murphy:

“Parents are empowered to reach out to local businesses and partner with them,” Director of Operations Kelly Murphy described the business model, “so it’s really a win for the parents because they are working with the local businesses that they know and love to create deals and then in turn the businesses donate a portion of these proceeds back to the schools.”

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Schools may use these funds for fields trips, special events, or general classroom supplies.

Murphy adds that anyone in the community, not just parents, can create a fundraising page to help out a local school. Schoola provides coaches who work with these volunteers to create the fundraising page.

To find out more about Schoola go to www.schoola.com.

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