How You Can Help Our School


OCG is an independent and completely parent-run school. We have kept our tuition and fees among the lowest of any similar school in the area, so that our education is open to everyone.

We also rely on our parents to serve as volunteers to help run the school. No one at OCG, including all of our Officers and Board members, receives any sort of salary. We feel that our curriculum and cultural events are second to none, but we can do even more with more resources.

Running a school is very expensive!  Some of the ways to help don't involve any expenditure from you, only that you register (AmazonSmile, Ralphs and Office Depot) and then shop as you normally do. Any help you can give of course will be gratefully accepted!

Ways to Donate

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1. Donate via secure PayPal link

The Donate button allows you to send money from your Paypal account, or via your checking account or credit card. Paypal will send you a receipt for tax deduction purposes.

Thank you for your support!

2. Send a check

Please make your check out to Orange Coast Gakuen, and send to:

Orange Coast Gakuen
P.O. Box 26042
Santa Ana, CA 92799

3. Register on AmazonSmile !

The AmazonSmile foundation will donates .5% of all eligible purchases to OCG ! For heavy Amazon users, this adds up quickly !! All you need to do is register. Your Amazon shopping experience does not change at all, and there are no fees or charges.

Just go to AmazonSmile (https://smile.amazon.com/). Near the bottom of the page find the link to "Add an organization. Search for Orange Coast Gakuen and click.

Please help us by telling others to register and donate to us -- your friends, family, even your place of work !

4. Register with Ralphs Community Contribution Program

This generous program by Ralphs provides OCG with up to 4% of your total spending at Ralphs.  All you need to do is register.  If you already have an existing Ralph’s Rewards Card, you will still receive the same rewards.  Ralph’s will make an additional donation to us.

Go to www.ralphs.com, and click on “Create an Account” and fill out the form.  You will then be asked to enroll in Community Rewards;  select Orange Coast Gakuen (remember to click the circle to the left of our name) and click on Enroll.  (You will need to re-enroll every September 1;  Ralph’s will send you an email reminder.

5. Register at Office Depot / Office Max (pending)

Both stores will offer a very generous percentage of your purchases as a donation to us. This program has not been finalized. Please check back later.

 

Coffee fundraiser for fresh roasted coffee and artisan tea

6. Buy some coffee or tea from Giving Bean

OCG holds a Giving Bean fundraiser twice a year.  But you may order from them at any time, and they will give us a very generous donation of nearly 40% of your purchase price. 

Click on the photo to see the wide selection of coffees, teas and other products they offer.  Our Board Chair says that their Earl Grey tea is as good as any he has ever tasted !

7. Help us with our Goodwill drive this November

On November 11 we will be holding a Goodwill drive at the school. Please bring goods you want to donate, and Goodwill will pay us on a volume basis. A great way to clean out those closets and attics! Make sure to spread the word to friends, relatives, and even the companies at which you work. Tax deductible.

We will supply more information shortly. In the meantime, save up those donatable goods!

8. Donate your car or other vehicle via the CARS program

If you have an unwanted car, truck or boat you can donate it to OCG through the CARS organization. Unlike many other such group, CARS is strictly non-profit group, and enjoys a sterling reputation. OCG will receive upwards of 70% of the value of the vehicle when it is auctioned. Tax deductible.

Go online to CARS (https://www.careasy.org/home) and fill out the form, making sure that you specify Orange Coast Gakuen. CARS will contact you to arrange a pick up time. Or call CARS at (877) 572-2227.

9. In-kind donations

We are always looking for school supplies, from pencils to computers. Another big part of our expenses are the items that we use for our cultural events, especially food. If you have suitable equipment or supplies to donate please email the school: orangecoastgakuen@gmail.com. We will supply with a receipt for tax purposes.