Other Ways to Give
Give by Mail:
Send checks to Whatcom Hills Waldorf School, 941 Austin St, Bellingham WA, 98229
Children need our school more than ever .
They need a meaningful education taught by striving human beings, they need real life social interaction, they need to move their bodies in a purposeful way, they need to feel music in their hearts, and they need to hear meaningful stories. We are still a Waldorf school, and we still believe in our mission. We teach our students to love the earth and understand humanity so they will grow to be agents of love and change. Their future contributions are going to be very important in an ever-changing and complex world.
As we have slowly been able to return to in-person learning, the joy in our teachers and students has been palpable. There are many people at WHWS working exceptionally hard to make this possible, and at this important crossroads in our school’s history, they need your support. Please consider making a donation that will help us bring back our full staff, build outdoor classrooms, and support our budget so we can continue into the future upon the firm foundation that we have built over the past 34 years.
Whether your gift is $10 or $10,000, it matters.
Thank you for being part of the legacy of Waldorf education in Whatcom County!
Give Lively and using Bank Accounts
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We suggest donating via a bank account because it is the most cost-effective payment method. Stripe, our primary payment processor and partner of Plaid, charges 0.8% (with a cap of $5, no matter how large the donation) to process a direct debit through Plaid. This compares to Stripe's credit card fees, which can range from 2.2% - 3.5% depending on the card.
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An important note: Give Lively never has direct access to anyone's bank username or bank password. When our service prompts you for this information, you are actually interacting with a secure window into the Plaid system that pops up onto their screen. All credentials are securely encrypted between that pop up window and Plaid, using industry-standard end-to-end encryption.