Your Holiday Shopping, Dining, and Travel Can Benefit Journey School (and you too)!
This holiday season, what you buy, the way you shop and where you shop can also benefit Journey. Here are some ideas:
Journey School Store has a great selection of high-quality and handcrafted gifts, Waldorf-friendly toys, books, and art supplies. All proceeds benefit the Journey School Foundation and count towards our annual Light Our Journey giving campaign.
Books – Journey offers a Book Fair in the winter and spring months. where books are available on campus as well as online and all purchases earn points for books for Journey School.
Pies make great gifts! – Sweetie Pies – The most delicious Organic Apple pies made by 7th & 8th Grade students & parents are the perfect gift. They will be frozen and ready to bake when you need them. Sweetie Pies make perfect hostess gifts, coach gifts, and your music or yoga instructors will love them too! Look for more information on Sweetie Pies during the holiday season.
Need Holiday Photos or Photo Gifts? The Pradhan Studios is a portrait photography studio, and is also a Journey Family! They are offer mini-sessions for $99 (normally $150) as a fundraiser for the school. All proceeds of the sitting fee go to Journey School! Contact Rachel at The Pradhan Studios at (949) 427-5171 to purchase your mini-session, or to buy one as a holiday gift!
Magic Cabin and Hearthsong catalogs are sent home each holiday season that offer Waldorf-friendly and creativity-building toys. FREE SHIPPING is offered for Journey families and a large percentage of the proceeds will go to benefit the school, but only IF you order through Journey.
Restocking Reusable Lunch Containers? Has your stash of metal containers and reusable lunch bags disappeared…time to replace them! Parent Cabinet sells reusable lunch containers and bags throughout the school year. See the PC website for details.
Journey T-Shirts? Awesome gift for your child and you! New styles available this year and we’re using American Apparel shirts too! Order online here.
Traveling? Make online reservations through GoodShop.com and when you book travel with providers such as JetBlue, Southwest, Hertz, or Hotels.com, you can use their discount codes AND Journey will get 1-3% of your purchase!
Need Spa Gift Cards? Donate to Journey using Causora.com and you will get an equal credit back in gift cards to local spas. Give $20, get $20 at these pampering places.
Amazon Shopper? Two ways to benefit Journey…1) Click through the Amazon Book Store on the Parent Cabinet website, and up to 4% of your purchase of anything, not just books will go Journey School; 2) Prime users can register for Smile.amazon and 0.5% of your purchase will go to Journey.
Online Shopper? Start your online shopping at GoodShop.com or eScrip.com (take 5 minutes now to sign-up first and designate Journey School as the benefiting non-profit). When you go through these two “portals” to click through to online retailers and websites such as The Gap, Amazon, Land’s End, and Nordstrom, Journey School gets a percentage from 1-20% of your purchase. Many times there are discount coupons/codes at these portals too and you can download the GoodShop and eScrip apps to automatically tag your purchases at participating retailers so Journey gets credit even if you forget to go through GoodShop first.
Dining Out? Register your credit cards AND elect to get emails from GoodDining.com and every time you pay with your registered card at a participating local restaurant, like ZPizza, Inka Mama’s, and Nirvana Grill, Journey will get 2.5% of your food bill. Spend a total of more than $750/yr at participating restaurants and Journey gets 5%!
Buying, Renting, or Selling a Home in Orange County? Han Nguyen’s realty company H3, is a full service real estate and mortgage company. As part of his commitment to giving back to the community, 50% of all commissions H3 Realty Group receives by working with Journey School families and friends will be donated to Journey School. Call 714-542-7400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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As a tuition-free and donation dependent public school, we rely heavily on the generosity of our students’ parents and of our community partners to provide the so-called extras that are imbedded into Journey’s curriculum.
We invite you to join our community as a partner in providing this extraordinary education. Below are some potential opportunities for your organization to support our students and teachers. We appreciate both funding and volunteering and recognize our partners through many avenues: signage, school newsletter, website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, blogs, and press releases.
Specialty Program Sponsors
Journey School offers Specialty Programs in:
|Foreign Language||Cooking Arts|
|Theatre Arts||Games (Physical Education)|
|Woodworking||Handwork (Fiber Arts)|
|CyberCivics (Digital Media Literacy)||Compassionate Campus (Social-Emotional Literacy)|
The cost to sponsor a program varies and the range of support can be as small as buying an instrument to as large as a multi-year sponsorship of the Eco-Literacy program.
STEM Curriculum and Differentiated Learning Sponsors
We bring in specialists to support our main classroom teachers in subjects which are complex or require differentiated instruction. Furthermore, we believe experiencing a lesson is more effective than reading about it. Our students participate in substantial multi-day field trips in grades 5-8 to culminate their learning for the year. We have opportunities to support Science, Math, Eco-Literacy, Creative Writing, 7th Grade Permaculture Projects, 8th Grade Capstone Projects, and Culminating Fieldtrips in 5th-8th grades.
As a charter school, our facilities are leased from the district and paid with funds from the operating budget. Though we receive the same per pupil funding from the state as traditional public schools, we have the added expense of paying for facilities costs. Essentially each dollar spent on facilities takes away a dollar that could be used for instruction.
We have naming opportunities for sponsoring space to help with our facilities costs: gardens, playgrounds, instructional space, teacher library, and more. Our eventual goal is to purchase our own campus.
We host several seasonal festivals throughout the year. The Harvest Faire, Fairy Market, Spring Auction, and May Faire are our largest events which draw the entire school community. The Harvest Faire is open to the public and draws over 1000 attendees from outside the Journey Community. Sponsorship of booths, supplies, tables, items for bid, and the catalogs/programs for each festival are available.
Directory and Yearbook Sponsorship
In October, we publish a student directory and event calendar for the Journey Community. Full page, ½ page, and business card space is available. The yearbook sponsorship is available to one company for underwriting printing costs.
As our curriculum is very hands-on, we are constantly in need of supplies for outdoor physical education, cooking, gardening, building, art, music, knitting, and sewing. We welcome sponsorship in the form of discounted and donated supplies.