Annual Giving

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School actively seeks avenues to increase revenues through means other than tuition. We offer a variety of activities, events, and opportunities for those who wish to support our school. Our annual giving program is an important means to fulfilling our mission. The entire community is asked to contribute to the extent they are able. The school is deeply grateful for all gifts.

How to Give

Donations may be made by check, cash, or online at JustGive.org. Checks should be made out to PCWS with “annual giving” in the memo line and mailed to the school address. Those wishing to establish a monthly donation may do so at JustGive.org.

Fundraising Events

Potomac Crescent has four major fundraising events each year: the Fall Festival, the Silent Auction, the new Winter Party, and the Spring Dance. Our annual Fall Festival is currently our main fundraising vehicle. This event draws a large crowd to enjoy child-friendly activities and crafts, handcraft sales by the PCWS handwork group, a wholesome lunch, and much more.

Winter brings the Silent Auction and the annual Winter Party. In spring, we host a family dance offering adults and children the opportunity to dance to live music with the guidance of an experienced caller. A hearty dinner is served. This event, first held in 2008, promises to be an exciting annual event.
Several times throughout the year, our very active handwork group offers their crafts for sale at our school and elsewhere. Toys, knit and felted apparel, household and decorative items, and other unique, handmade items are available.

School Wish List

Each year, the faculty compiles a list of items that would enhance the experience of the children in the school or otherwise enliven the life of the school. If you wish to donate an item on this list, please contact the school for our current wish list.

Shopping Programs

Grocery Store Savings Card Programs
Potomac Crescent Waldorf School will soon enjoy the benefits of several grocery store fundraising programs. With these programs you can link our school to your grocery store savings card for Harris Teeter, Giant Food, and Safeway. Each store sends the school a percentage of the purchase dollars attributed to your savings card. The percentage varies by store, but all of it is significant to us. We urge you to sign up, and let your grandparents and friends know so that they can sign up too. This is one of the most cost-efficient ways to increase our revenues without decreasing yours!
Harris Teeter
PCWS Account Number is 6246
www.harristeeter.com
The Harris Teeter Together in Education Program runs from August through May of each year. Harris Teeter donates a percentage of purchases of Harris Teeter products to schools. Each fall, shoppers must re-link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the school of their choice.
Giant Food
PCWS Account Number is 05329
www.giantfood.com/aplus
This program runs from October through April. Shoppers may designate their school and link it to their Giant bonus card by going on-line or stopping by the store’s customer service desk.
Safeway
PCWS Account Number is 500004998
www.escrip.com
The Safeway Club Card for Education Program runs from October through May. It is managed by Escrip.
One-Cause
If you shop on-line and enter the desired store through these portals, the school will receive a percentage your purchase cost (from 1% to 6%)! You may sign up at OneCause.com.