Ways to Give

Annual Gala

Each year, with help from volunteers, local businesses, and our community, The Camphill School hosts a festive evening to increase awareness of the work we do with children and youth and to raise funds in support of our mission.

Our signature fundraising event, the Camphill Gala, has raised over $3 million dollars since its inception. The Gala features dining, dancing, and auctions all in support of our students.

For more information please contact Sarah Downs at sdowns@camphillschool.org or 610.469.9236 x133.

The Camphill School’s life-sharing economic model, where long-term volunteers care for children and young adults enables us to keep our tuition lower than many other schools for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Even full tuition, however, cannot cover 100% of our costs. We depend on contributions from friends, parents, grandparents, other family members, corporations, and foundations to fulfill our mission.

A gift to The Camphill School makes a difference in the life of a student and these things possible:

  • Tuition assistance for students
  • General operations of the school
  • Maintenance and improvement of our homes, educational, and therapy buildings

The Camphill School is a 501(c)(3) organization. Our EIN is 23-1443766. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. You always should consult your attorney or tax/investment professional before making any kind of charitable contribution.

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By Mail

Send a check to:

The Camphill School
Attn: Development Office
1784 Fairview Road
Glenmoore, PA 19343 USA

Memorial Gifts and Honorariums

Memorial gifts are caring and sensitive ways of recognizing and remembering loved ones.

Honorariums are meaningful ways to celebrate life’s notable occasions, such as births, weddings, graduations, birthdays, or anniversaries.

Pennsylvania EITC Program

Eligible businesses and individuals can receive up to a tax credit equal to 90% of their contributions to The Camphill School Tuition Assistance Program. Learn more about EITC.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match your charitable contribution. This often doubles or even triples your initial gift! Find out details from your Human Resources department.

Gifts of Securities

Stocks and publicly traded securities can be assigned directly to The Camphill School or they may be transferred through your broker. Contact the Development Office for further details 610.469.9236 x132.


Individual volunteers typically commit to a regular schedule with a consistent assignment in our classrooms, houses, craft and handwork activities, or office. Volunteers must complete a volunteer application and obtain required clearances and pass background checks. 

Volunteer groups of a variety of sizes are welcome for outdoor projects such as path maintenance, gardening, mulching, and painting.  

Please contact Sarah Downs, Development Coordinator, regarding individual and group volunteer opportunities. sdowns@camphillschool.org or 610-469-9236 x133

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Spring 2024

Are you crafty? We need a volunteer to coordinate and assemble baskets for our Gala on May 30. This entails developing a theme around a student-made item, creating a list of contents related to the theme, collecting items/donations, and assembling the baskets at the office. You will receive support from the Gala Committee and Development Department. 

Foxfield Flowers has several volunteer opportunities!


March-October, 10:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday

This job is available on different levels to anybody who can sit on the ground and pull weeds with their hands. The more gardening experience the better!

Suggested duration: min 2 hours, max 6 hours

CSA, distributing bouquets (9-week commitment)

Spring season, April 27 through June 22nd, Saturday at 9:45am-1:15pm

Summer season, June 29-August 24th, Saturday at 9:45am-1:15pm

Fall season August 31st-October 26th, Saturday at 9:45am-1:15pm

This job involves interacting with our CSA members as a representative of the school and Foxfield Flowers. Volunteers must be friendly, respectful, and show up every week on time.  Must be able to set up and take down the pick-up table, bring flower buckets from our downstairs cooler upstairs to pick-up table, as well as empty the buckets of water and put them next to the sink to be washed.

Lawn Mowing

May through November, 10:00am-4:00pm, Monday through Friday

We have an electric push mower that is very easy to use, this job involves pushing the mower down the garden paths, dumping the grass collected in the mower bag into a wheelbarrow and then emptying said wheelbarrow onto the compost pile.

Suggested duration: 1-2 hours

Bouquet making, 9-week commitment

9:30am-12:30 every Wednesday

April 24th– June 19th

June 26th-August 21st or

August 28th– October 23rd

We will train volunteers on how to make a Foxfield Flower bouquet; quality is especially important.

Mother’s Day bouquet distribution

Saturday, May 11th 9:30am-2:00pm

This is a one-time opportunity. We are looking for two or three people to distribute pre-ordered Mother’s Day bouquets. Our volunteers will bring bouquet buckets from our cooler upstairs, set up 2 tables, and mark off the names of people picking up their bouquets. This job involves a lot of back and forth carrying buckets from the downstairs cooler to the upstairs pick up tables. We would also like a volunteer who is able to transport flower buckets, from the cooler to our flower stand at our Beaver Farm campus.