Fundraising for Our Nonprofit

Our active fundraising program ensures the success of our school. Each family is expected to participate in at least three fundraising events during the year to help the school acquire the additional funds needed to support the program.  This may be done by selling raffle tickets and/or working at a fundraising function. The actual fundraisers are determined by the membership each year.

Support WPENS!

WPENS is a nonprofit school and it relies on support of donations and other fundraising cover essential operating costs and keep tuition costs low.  While the raffle is the most profitable fundraiser for the coop, there are other ways to help your favorite nonprofit preschool.


If you shop online or through Amazon, you can help your favorite school all year with no added cost to you.  A percentage of your purchase goes directly to WPENS!

Use Amazon box on page for purchases and Amazon will donate 4% of your purchase to WPENS. Or if you have trouble remembering, sign up for Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate 1% of purchases to the school. Search for Westside Parent Education Nursery School.


Easy fundraising for WPENS.  Create an account on escrip.  Look for Westside Parent Education Nursery School.  Shop at hundreds of online merchants and a percentage of your purchase goes to WPENS.

After you’ve signed up, earning is easy – just shop at thousands of eScrip merchants online, and grocers and drug stores in your town.

  • Shop online or shop locally.

  • Dine out or book travel.

  • Earn automatically when you shop.

  • Thousands of merchants that give back.

Benefit Mobile app:

Purchase gift cards while in store and you can raise up to 20% of your purchase for WPENS.  Here’s a video on how it works. Search for Westside Parent Education Nursery School.


WPENS is a nonprofit organization.  If you work for certain organizations, you donation could be matched by your employer.  Check with your employer. You can also send tax deductible CHECK DONATIONS to:

1231 Bay Street
Santa Cruz, California 95060

Use Facebook. Donate through Facebook. Facebook does not charge a fee for donations to nonprofits!

Use the PayPal Donate button! PayPal charges 2% on donations.

Dine out for Dollars!

Throughout the year, WPENS arranges dining out for dollars.  Nights at local restaurants that will raise a percentage for the school by mentioning WPENS.  In October, Woodstock’s pizza hosts us. In February, Pizza My Heart hosts us.  This year we are hosting a new event at Chipotle in March.   Forget cooking and come dine out and raise easy money for WPENS!


The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is #GivingTuesday.  It’s an international day of giving to causes that you are passionate about. Create a fundraiser on Facebook or use the donate button on the WPENS Facebook page.


Encouraging reading to your child everyday.  Collect pledges and help WPENS! The Readathon happens in November.

Spring Raffle

Our most profitable fundraiser of each year! Each family is expected to sell raffle tickets which cover essential costs of the preschool.