“Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education.”

—Rudolf Steiner

Maple Village Waldorf School seeks to serve not just our student body, by creating responsible, creative citizens through Waldorf education principles, but our entire community. Our school provides an environment that helps usher into the world well-rounded individuals – learned, inwardly confident, responsible, and self-motivated – with reverence for others and their environment. Maple Village Waldorf also hosts multiple community service opportunities for our students and parents, and creates events for the whole community to enjoy, like our annual Cultural Harvest Faire. Additionally, Maple Village Waldorf encourages an inclusive and diverse school community by retaining affordable tuition prices and allowing for significant tuition assistance for families in need. These commitments, along with natural fluctuations in enrollment and inflation, mean that Maple Village Waldorf must rely on additional support in order to continue our mission. It’s no secret that with more funding we can do more for our kids AND for our community. In order to ensure that Maple Village Waldorf continues to grow as a school, as an organization, and as a community, please consider making a tax-deductible donation today.

“Give Instead of Gala”

Community Emergency Fund

As friends, we continue to connect because the strength of our school relies on the strength of our community. We truly are Brighter Together. And while we couldn’t be together this year for the Gala, we can still come together to help raise money for an Emergency Fund to help our friends. Some families in our Maple Village Community are experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 and we know that our combined efforts will help to cover deferred or forgiven tuition payments for those families.

To date, our families collectively are short $30k in tuition for this school year.  The Board anticipates that number to increase and many families already aren’t able to enroll for next year or pay full tuition due to financial strain from this pandemic.  Let’s do our part to help keep our community in tact and enrolled for the next year.

If your family’s budget allows, we are asking that you Give Instead of Gala. Let’s donate what we would have spent on tickets and babysitters and drinks and Uber and auctions and stand and pledge. Let’s donate to help our friends.

Donate Here

Amazon Smile

For those who may not want to click through our Amazon Associate link every time they shop, we encourage you to sign up to Amazon Smile. Every time you shop on Amazon, Maple Village Waldorf will get a small percentage. Use the smile.amazon.com link and select Maple Village Waldorf School as your designated cause. 

Please note Smile will only credit 0.5% back to MVWS.

Other Ways to Help


Raise money for Maple Village Waldorf School just by doing the things you already do. Shop at local retailers, such as Lazy Acres, after registering your loyalty cards or credit cards with eScrip.

Steps Sign up for eScrip here:


  • Enter your debit/credit and register up to 3 schools.
  • Attach your debit/credit cards and/or your store loyalty cards – especially for Lazy Acres and Fresh and Easy.
  • Continue shopping at your favorite merchants around Long Beach.

If you want your eScrip earnings to count towards your Family Scrip Total, please email Scrip@maplevillageschool.org the name of the student(s)’ family at MVWS that you want your earnings to count towards.

Shop With Scrip

Shop with gift cards in everyday categories including groceries, gas, restaurants and more. A percentage of each gift card purchased goes directly to Maple Village Waldorf School.

Sign up and order gift cards with ShopWithScrip.com

  1. Click family sign-up.
  2. Enter your information with our school number which is 9L53297333484
  3. In your Profile section, be sure to list the student at MVWS that you are associated with.
  4. Go to Presto Pay enter your bank information. (You will be able to effortlessly shop online and order prepaid cards at a wide variety of merchants. In addition, you will be able to see how much money is going back to the school.)
  5. Check your bank account and record the amount of cents shopwithscrip.com deposited into your bank account.
  6. Log back into your shopwithscrip.com account and enter these two amounts.
  7. Check your email and retrieve the approval code. Forward this code to Scrip@maplevillageschool.org.
  8. Process then is complete and you can shop effortlessly.

Facebook Fundraising

Create a personal Facebook fundraising campaign to donate to Maple Village Waldorf School.

Start a fundraiser

To create a fundraiser for a nonprofit:

  1. Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your news feed.
  2. Click + Create Fundraiser, then select Nonprofit, and search for a nonprofit.
  3. Choose a cover photo, then fill in the fundraiser details, and click Create.

To create a personal fundraiser for yourself or a friend:

  1. Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your news feed.
  2. Select a category, then add a cover photo, and fill in details about your fundraiser. Click Create when done.

Facebook has a 24-hour fundraiser review process for security purposes.

Set up payments

If you’re the fundraiser creator, set up your bank account to receive payments.

  1. Click Fundraisers in the left column of news feed, and then click Created in the left column
  2. Click the fundraiser you’d like to set up payments for, and then click More below your fundraiser title.
  3. Click Setup payments and fill in your payment details.

Facebook supports American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa.

Invite people

To invite people to join your fundraiser:

  1. Click Invite and select Choose Friends from your fundraiser.
  2. Select the friends you’d like to invite, and then click Send Invites. You can only invite Facebook friends.

Mighty Nest

When you shop on MightyNest.com, 15% of your purchase will be donated to Maple Village Waldorf School! Besides back to school gear for kids, MightyNest has thousands of other high quality and well-designed essentials for your home, family and healthy lifestyle. And, with MightyNest for Schools your healthy, mindful actions benefit our school! Be sure to share our Mighty School page with your family and friends. They can raise money and earn points for our school too!

Check out our Mighty Nest for Schools page and sign up to get started:


Farm Fresh to You

Receive fresh, organic produce conveniently delivered right to your home or office while earning 10 % for Maple Village Waldorf School! Visit www.farmfreshtoyou.com to sign up and begin earning 10 % back for Maple Village Waldorf School on every purchase today.