Ways to Give

Partner with Us

Give with Purchase

Gifts in Kind

Stocks & Securities

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Partner With Us

West Hills Christian School is an independent school and relies on the financial support of parents, faculty and staff, grandparents, alumni, and friends to sustain a robust learning environment for the classroom and beyond. We are a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization, meaning your donation is tax-deductible. Every gift to West Hills Christian School, regardless of size, makes a difference. Your support helps West Hills Christian School grow the next generation of leaders and helps us fulfill our mission every day this year and in the years to come. Thank you for your generosity!

Giving With Purchase

Retailers

  • Fred Meyer – Link your Rewards card and scan it when you shop at Fred Meyer (West Hills ID# QM840).
  • Office Depot – Office Depot will donate 5% back when you purchase eligible school supplies. Provide the West Hills ID# 70084313 at checkout.

Scrip Program

Earn money on things you already buy at ShopWithScrip.

  • Purchase physical and/or electronic gift cards at face value
  • Use them at face value at more than 750 brands and retailers
  • Earn up to 20% back from every scrip purchase
  • Use the RaiseRight app to buy gift cards, reload existing cards, and store those cards in the app’s wallet
  • Physical gift cards are available to pick up at school once per month
  • Electronic eGift cards are available immediately
  • Use gift cards for everything…groceries, clothing, home goods, electronics, movies, dining out, etc.

As a parent, family friend, or relative, you may designate your scrip profit to go to the account of any Kindergarten-8th grade student. All funds raised go towards their 8th grade trip to Washington DC & New York City. Contact our school’s coordinator, Lisa Andrew, for more information.

BottleDrop Give

Earn money for our school in the form of aluminum cans, plastic and glass bottles. Fill a blue bag and drop it off during our designated pick up times or drop off a bag to their easy access door at a BottleDrop location near you.

Contact our school’s coordinator, Traci Vogt, for more information.

Box Tops For Education

No more clipping Box Tops! The new and improved Box Tops mobile app allows you to scan your store receipt and instantly add Box Tops to West Hills’ online earnings.

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Gifts in Kind

A gift in kind is a voluntary contribution of goods or services that can be used to advance the mission of West Hills Christian School or can be readily converted to cash and may qualify as a charitable deduction for the person(s) making the gift. If gifting an ​item or goods to West Hills Christian School, please complete the In-Kind Donation Form and return to the Office of Advancement or the Accounting ​O​ffice.

In-kind donations ​​are excluded from classroom or school-wide partnership of service. For example, gifts to an all-school canned food drive for a community partnership would not be considered an in-kind donation. ​

In accordance with IRS regulations, West Hills Christian School cannot determine the fair market value of any items donated. This must be determined by the donor.

Stocks & Securities

Of course you can write a check, but depending on your financial situation, there may be a significant incentive for you to designate your gifts to West Hills Christian School while reducing estate taxes, current income taxes, and capital gains taxes. We can help you evaluate the options and find the one best suited for your situation. Consider the following ways to give to West Hills Christian School.

Gifts may consist of appreciated marketable securities, including stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Many donors to West Hills Christian School prefer to give appreciated stock so they can support the school while taking advantage of additional tax benefits. The process is very simple.

Gifting a Stock:
Your broker may electronically transfer ownership of the stock to West Hills Christian School’s account at Vanguard (see account information below). When you initiate an electronic transfer for a stock donation, please notify our Accounting Office or call 503-977-5505.
Please provide your broker with the following information:
 
  • Receiving Firm’s Name: Vanguard
  • Receiving Firm’s DTC Number: 0062
  • Receiving Firm’s Address: Vanguard, P.O. Box 982903. El Paso, TX 79998-2903
  • For the Benefit of: West Hills Christian School
  • Receiving Firm’s Account Number: 82013112
  • Additional Details of applicable/Instructions to be included with the transfer: Attention Erik Gellatly
 
Thank you for authorizing your broker to release donor name information so that we may properly provide you with a tax receipt.

By gifting interests in LLCs, limited partnerships, C corporations, S corporations, or closely held corporations to West Hills Christian School, you can support the school’s mission and reduce your tax liability.

A residential property, commercial property or land may all be given, allowing the donor to take a charitable deduction for the fair market value of the real estate and to avoid any capital gains tax.

Please see “Gifts in Kind” for more information regarding gifts of this nature.

Many families name West Hills Christian School as a recipient in their wills or living trusts. We offer sample bequest language for your will, as well as a series of case examples that illustrate the variety of arrangements that can benefit you, your heirs and God’s work.

By naming West Hills Christian School as an owner or primary/secondary beneficiary of a life insurance policy, donors make an irrevocable gift that will benefit the school in the future.

Any gift may be designated in honor or in memory of an individual or family.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students

West Hills Christian School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.