Ways to Give


The Community School is a tuition-free school that receives funding from the state. Donations of time and money are always welcomed to support the programs Community School provides.

Participating merchants will make a contribution to Community School each time you make a purchase
using their grocery club, or registered credit or debit card. It is free to you, there are no receipts to collect, no vouchers or certificates to buy - and every purchase supports our school. Register at
www.escrip.com, group name – Community School for Creative Education and group number –

FirstGiving is dedicated to one purpose: empowering passionate nonprofit supporters to raise more money than they ever thought possible for the causes they care about. FirstGiving partnered with Community School to allow us to plan, execute, and measure our successful online fundraising campaign events with their fundraising software. http://www.firstgiving.com/39416.

Checks, Credit Cards and Electronic Funds Transfers:
Community School can accept automatic donations by check, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover
and American Express) or electronic funds transfer.

Target Red Card:
If you have a Target Red Card, your purchases there can benefit the school through their “Take Charge of Education” program. Please visit
http://sites.target.com/site/en/corporate/page.jsp?ref=nav_footer_TCOE&contentId=PRD03-001825 and
enter our school code (152281), to register.

Employer Matching:
More than 6,000 businesses in the country participate in employer matching gift programs. Some companies will even donate twice the amount of the original gift! Please contact the community relations person in your workplace for information on how to register.

Payroll Deduction:
Many employers offer pre-tax, payroll deduction plans to assist their employees with charitable giving. Contact your company's payroll department for more information.

In-Kind Donations:
You can receive tax benefits for the donation of new or used goods or pro bono professional services. Even school supplies or the perfect place to hold a special event can be donated in exchange for a tax deduction. Please contact our office if you have something in-kind that you would like to contribute.

Appreciated Securities:
Many donors make gifts of securities as a way to make a contribution and avoid Capital Gains taxes. In most cases, this enables the donor to obtain a charitable income tax deduction equal to the market value of the securities at the time of transfer, for up to 30% of their adjusted gross income.

Estate Planning:
Planning for your financial future can save you tax dollars if you make a nonprofit organization a recipient of your estate plans. For further information, please consult with your financial planner or tax advisor.