Giving

Planting Our Roots

At Almond Acres, we believe every child is unique. That’s why we’re creating a learning environment that supports the whole child: heart, mind, body, and soul. This is the vision at the heart of our Planting our Roots campaign.

This fall, we will be welcoming students to our new campus in Paso Robles. But before we open our doors, we need to finalize some purchases and projects that will take our school from simply being a new building to becoming a center of learning excellence for ALL our students. That’s where you come in.

Rooted in Community

Thanks to people like you, Almond Acres has experienced unprecedented growth over the past few years. Community members, nonprofits and small businesses have partnered with us to launch mentoring programs, host field trips, and enable one-of-a-kind hands-on learning experiences for our students. Our move to Paso Robles presents us with new opportunities to expand these ties with our community, and we are looking forward to getting started!

A Gift That Keeps Giving

Your contribution will support more than just the Almond Acres campus – it will benefit our community. As a campaign donor, we’ll work with you to determine a community-based project that our students can be involved in. Whether it’s volunteering at your business or identifying a local organization that could use some student support – your gift will inspire an opportunity for project-based learning that is a cornerstone of Almond Acres’ learning model.

Priority Projects Sponsorship

The Board has identified several items as priority projectst that need to be secured before August 31. Please see the list below and click for more details.

Gym Floor $100,000

We will be installing a high-quality wooden floor with the Almond Acres logo painted at center court. Booked througout the school day as well as evenings and weekends, our gym will host a busy schedule of sports programs, drama productions and public events. A centerpiece for the school!

Playground Structure - $75,000

A fundamental element of our outdoor space, this new playground will include a mix of structures for kids of all ages to learn and explore. Our accessible jungle gym equipment will help develop strength and coordination and serve as a safe space for students to release energy and have fun!

Athletic Field Equipment & Storage Unit - $15,000

A fundamental element of our outdoor space, this new playground will include a mix of structures for kids of all ages to learn and explore. Our accessible jungle gym equipment will help develop strength and coordination and serve as a safe space for students to release energy and have fun!

Flagpoles - $7,500

Three flagpoles will greet students and visitors as they arrive to our campus – flying the U.S. flag, the State of California flag, and the Almond Acres flag.

Lunch Tables - $6,000

20 new weatherproof tables will be stationed outdoors in our new gathering space, and can be moved indoors as needed.

Benches - $5,000

8 permanent benches will be placed around our new fountain in the rotunda for students and visitors to enjoy.

Team Uniforms & Spirit Wear - $4,000

To support athletic teams in volleyball, basketball, ultimate frisbee, cross country, track and field, football, and new in 2021 – pickleball.

Kite Kits - $2,500

Every Almond Acres student will create a “kite” that symbolizes and celebrates their natural gifts. Kites will be hung in each classroom as a reminder that each student is unique and valued in our school.

Classroom AV Equipment & Teaching Stations - $2,000

In lieu of desks, teachers in every classroom and every grade will utilize portable, standing “teaching stations” in their classrooms. These stations will enable teacheres to move around and easily interact one-on-one with students throughout the day.

Gift Recognition

Gifts of $1,000 and above will be acknowledged with special recognition including:

  • Permanent plaques on campus
  • Recognition during our Campus Opening Ceremony
  • Complimentary gala tickets
  • Personal name or business logo recognition on our website and social media

An Almond Acres representative can help you determine what recognition you would like to receive, or you may choose to remain anonymous.

Invest in Our Future

Making a tax-deductible contribution is both simple and safe when you use PayPal.  Together we’re Growing Great Kids!

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Other Ways to Give

Passive fundraising is easy–and it often doesn’t cost you a dime!  Help us earn money for our school when you participate in any of these programs.

Amazon

Use this link to shop Amazon.com, and an an Amazon Associate, the school receives a percentage of the purchase price!

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education just got easier!  Download the app and scan your grocery receipt to earn money with qualifing products.  That’s it!  No more clipping required.

For more points sign-up through Albertson’s here & WalMart here.

Order Spirit Wear

Show your school spirit with an AACA t-shirt. You even have the option to order a child-sized shirt that is approved for the students to wear on Fridays!

Orders are filled monthly.  Download, complete, and return the order form to the office along with your payment.