Why We Raise Money

Every family contributes to make Miraloma Cooperative Nursery School a healthy institution, and every family’s contribution counts.  Teaching, making snack, attending housekeeping and maintenance parties: these tasks are valuable and appreciated, and help to make Miraloma Cooperative Nursery School the special, inclusive, and rich environment that it is.  Every Miraloma Cooperative Nursery School family has talents, resources, and schedules that are unique to them.  Every family cannot and does not contribute in the exact same way.  Our goal is to build a fundraising program that harnesses our varied abilities for the good of the whole community.     

The tuition at Miraloma covers our teacher and director salaries, insurance, and taxes.  It keeps the lights on and the water running, but it does not cover the full cost of running the school.  Utilities, supplies, maintenance, curriculum/enrichment, financial aid and parent education are all made possible by fundraised dollars. 

The goal of our program is to fundraise efficiently, avoid parent burn-out, maintain relationships with local businesses that support our school, and to build a strong, inclusive community that has fun together!  

We have six key fundraising pillars at Miraloma Cooperative Nursery School.

  1. The Miraloma Fund - This the cornerstone to Miraloma's fundraising efforts, designed to close the gap between what we gather from tuition, and our annual expenses. Each family is asked to contribute an amount that is meaningful to them.

  2. Miralomas Own - Miraloma’s Own is a donation made by a family highlighting their particular skills or talents. These can experiences, services, or physical items.

  3. Winter Social: A fun adult evening to support Miraloma!

  4. Online Auction: Featuring hundreds of generously donated items from local merchants and businesses, this a terrific way to get a deal and support our little red school at the same time.

  5. Ad-Hoc Donations - We keep a donation page up and running for members of the community to donate to the school in any way they see fit.

  6. Link your eScrip account to Miraloma and you'll help support us with every purchase at participating merchants, online and off. To help out -- or if you don't yet have an eScrip account.