Ways of Giving
Thank you for supporting Greene Street Friends School! Your generosity helps GSFS provide an engaging program and meaningful education for all our students. Here are some special ways to maximize your impact.
A gift in support of the students at Greene Street Friends makes an immediate difference. Click here to make a gift by credit card. Or send a check, made payable to Greene Street Friends School, to:
Greene Street Friends School
Attn: Development Office
5511 Greene Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144-2894
Supporters can make an automatic recurring gift each month to Greene Street Friends through greenestreetfriends.org/giving or via the Development Office. Sustainer support enables you to make a meaningful contribution that is convenient, easy on your wallet, and helps the school plan out its budget year.
A gift of appreciated securities can often bring greater tax savings than a cash gift. Since you may be able to claim a tax deduction for the market value, you may avoid capital gains tax. Call us for details before contacting your broker. (215) 438-7002
Corporate Matching Gifts
Many donations qualify for corporate matches, including gifts from retirees and spouses of employees. Ask your company’s personnel office if you are eligible and double your impact.
Opportunity Scholarship or Educational Improvement Tax Credit (OSTC / EITC)
Are you a business owner? These Commonwealth programs let companies contribute to Greene Street Friends School’s need-based tuition assistance program and receive up to a 90% tax credit. (Not a deduction, but a straight credit.) Please call (215) 438-7003 for more information.
If you are interested in including Greene Street Friends School in your estate plans, or if you wish to participate in a life income arrangement, please call Maani Waldor, Director of Development at 215-438-7002.
GSFS is a 501(c)3 organization and your charitable contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please consult your tax professional for advice on your specific situation.
Family Friendly Ways of Giving
It takes a village! Here are some fun and easy ways you and your family can get involved and support our school community.
The next time you shop on Amazon, visit smile.amazon.com and choose Greene Street Friends as your preferred organization. Then each time you shop on the site, Greene Street Friends will receive 0.5% of most purchases.
Box Tops for Education
There are Box Tops on hundreds of General Mills and other partnering products, and each can be redeemed by the School for 10 cents. With parents’ support, GSFS has raised close to $200 to benefit Parents Association programs. Drop your box tops at our collection points throughout the school. For more information, visit http://www.boxtops4education.com/.
The iGive app or button allows shoppers to donate a small portion of the cost of each purchase made on more than 1,600 popular websites. To sign up, go to http://www.igive.com and designate Greene Street Friends as your rebate recipient.
Ink Cartridges and Cell Phones
These items are taken to a recycling center and exchanged for cash for the School. There are collection boxes on campus.
In Kind Donations
We welcome gifts of new classroom supplies, software, and other useful items. If you have something specific to donate, please contact the Development Office so we can match your gift with the greatest need.
Target Take Charge of Education
If you have a Target REDcard, please designate Greene Street Friends School to receive funding through the Target Take Charge of Education program. Target will donate up to 1% of your REDcard purchases to GSFS. For more info, visit https://www-secure.target.com/redcard/tcoe/home.
If your employer allows you to make gifts through the United Way Donor Choice Program, your designation of Greene Street Friends will help support our programs. Our Donor Choice code is #5657.
Is there another way of giving we should consider? Please email us!