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Wellsprings Students

Your gifts help provide each of our students with an education designed for their individual needs and prepares them for living in the community and the world. 

Annual Fund

Our Annual Fund provides essential operating support. The school's budget is dependent upon contributions from caring and generous individuals to help close the "gap" between the revenue provided by school district referral funds and the real cost of educating our students.  Giving to the Annual Fund is a way of showing your support for our students and the work of our teachers. Your gifts of any size, whether $5 or $500, are welcomed and sincerely appreciated.  Please mail your contribution to Wellsprings Friends School...or donate online now!

Sustainers Circle

Looking for an affordable way to give? Join our Sustainers Circle and make automatic monthly donations through your checking or savings account.  It is easy to sign up to authorize a monthly payment of an amount you choose through your financial institution. Click here to fill out our secure online form: automatic monthly donation link.

Giving Assistant

Support Wellsprings with Giving Assistant!Giving Assistant's shoppers can earn cash back and find the latest coupon codes from over 3,000 trusted brands and have the option to choose Wellsprings Friends School to donate a portion of their cash back earnings. Wellsprings keeps 100% of donations from shoppers who contribute to us! You can register at  givingassistant.org/np#wellsprings-friends-school.

eScrip (Merchant Sponsored Programs)

Support Wellsprings with eScrip! This program is easy to use, and once you are registered, there is nothing more to do. After you register credit, debit, or store cards with eScrip, each time you use any of those cards at participating merchants, Wellsprings receives a percentage of your spending-at no extra cost to you! All transactions are confidential and card numbers are completely secure. You can register at www.escrip.com .

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Wellsprings every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the same low prices, vast selection, and convenience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion (0.5%) of the purchase price to Wellsprings.  On your first visit to AmazonSmile you need to select Wellsprings Friends School to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. They will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation.

Fred Meyer “Community Rewards” Program

Whenever you use your Rewards Card when shopping, you’ll be helping Wellsprings earn a donation from Fred Meyer.

  • If you currently have a Rewards Card, just log in to your online account and click on the “Community Rewards” link near the bottom of the page and then choose “Re-enroll or link your Rewards card” and type in Wellsprings Friends School (#86935)
  • If you do not currently have a Rewards card, you can sign up for one at the Customer Service desk (no credit card needed)

At the end of each quarter, Fred Meyer will make a donation to Wellsprings based on the accumulated spending of all the Rewards Customers linked to our school.

The Hanna K. Still Memorial Fund

Hanna Still joined the Board of Trustees as a founding member, and lavished her time, attention, and resources on Wellsprings for 18 years.  To maintain Hanna’s spirit of unconditional love into the future at Wellsprings, we have established an endowment that hopefully over time will grow to a size that will have a significant financial benefit.  Contributions to the Hanna K. Still Memorial Fund will help us keep Wellsprings available for the young people who need and want the joys of learning and growing in “The Little School with the Big Heart.”  Click here to read about Hanna's fascinating life, see photos, and learn more about the Hanna K. Still Memorial Fund, in our Autumn 2012 newsletter.

The Mani Shimada Memorial Fund

This special fund was set up to honor a well-loved student who died suddenly in 2003 from bacterial meningitis. A designated portion of the fund is available each year to support on-going Wellsprings projects. To contribute this way, your check should be made out to the school with "Shimada Memorial Fund" in the memo line.

Volunteer or Donate Items

Our volunteers provide much needed assistance around the school. Contact Roger Durant, Director of Development to learn about ways you can help.

From pens and pencils to couches to sports equipment and art supplies, we always appreciate donated items. If you have something to give that you think we might be able to use, give Dawn Meckelson, Operations Manager a call.