William’s Community School is a non-profit corporation dedicated to providing individualized education and supports to children with autism and other developmental disabilities in a nurturing and therapeutic environment. There are a number of ways to help and support our mission as well as the children and families who depend on our school to provide a high-quality individualized education.
Annual fund: Donations to our annual fund are our largest need and ensure the continuation of our school. These donations are used for overall operational costs, including paying for our spacious facility, equipment and educational materials, and most importantly making sure that we have highly qualified and caring teachers to work with our children. To make a donation, you can mail a check to our school address, drop a check off in person, or make a donation using a credit card through PayPal button above.
Scholarship fund: We use these donations as assistance for children who are in need of a better education but cannot afford tuition without assistance. These children often come to us after years of struggle with public school systems and legal battles to try and get their child’s needs met. Families who need tuition assistance submit a thorough application which is then reviewed by the scholarship committee. This is a committee of parents charged with evaluating applications and prioritizing where scholarship donations are applied.
Volunteering: We are a tiny school with many things to do! We love help any day of the week and also have several open volunteer positions that range from 2 hours per month to 2 hours per day. We frequently have large project days where you can volunteer for just one day to complete projects around the school from painting and building to typing and cleaning. Click here to get our current volunteer application. (Put link)
Household items: We are always collecting a variety of office and household items for different projects around the school, as well as hoarding those items that make for fabulous arts and crafts material. We love things like cork (if you love wine, please save those for us!), tools, fabrics, gently used paints and brushes. We also always need the ongoing office supplies like batteries, paper, dry erase markers, books, scissors, staplers, hole punches, laundry detergent and cleaners, toilet paper, towels, and tissues!
Wish lists: We have wish lists full of items that our teachers and students would love to have. Please click on any of the below to see our wishlist for that site! Note – some of our wishlist items link to an item on a site (if site does not offer a wishlist). You can always find our wishlist by searching for the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
GoLocal Austin cards: Want to support your local businesses, William’s Community School, and get a discount for yourself too? Then purchase a GoLocal card! GoLocal has partnered with William’s Community School for a fundraiser. Buying a GoLocal card provides you with discounts to over 500 local businesses. For every card purchased, $7 goes back to our school – and when you use the discount code, you receive 10% off the purchase of your card! You, our students and school, and the community all benefit from this fundraiser! Go to www.golocalaustin.com/buy-the-card/ and enter the code “10%OFF-WilliamsFundraiserYeah!”.
Chipotle Fundraiser: Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support William’s Community School! Come in to the Chipotle at 6301 W. Parmer Lane Ste. 201 in Austin on Saturday, February 11th between 5:00pm-9:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your cellphone, or tell the cashier that you are supporting William’s Community School to ensure that 50% of the proceeds return to our school. Please share with all of your family and friends to help us get the word out. We can’t wait to see you for dinner!