Home School Foundation
Are you or a homeschooling family you know facing a crisis or ongoing hardship? Would you like to help other families continue to homeschool through hard times? Whether you need such support personally at this time, we can all play a unique role in the continual encouragement of hundreds of homeschooling families within Arizona, nationwide, and even internationally.
The Home School Foundation (HSF) is a nationwide organization whose mission is to bless homeschool families during a time of crisis and to further the cause of home education. HSF is the charitable arm of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), and was founded in 1994 as a non-profit 501(c)(3). These two organizations are very closely tied in their mission to help and support the homeschool community. In the 2011-2012 fiscal year alone, HSF contributors raised over $1.6 million of which 96% was dispersed directly to hurting homeschoolers and to further the cause of home education. The HSF maintains very low overhead costs and a high level of fiduciary accountability in order to get the resources redistributed directly into the hands of homeschooling families in need.
HSF offers assistance to homeschooling families with specific needs including:
When an Arizona homeschool family is faced with an unforeseen crisis, our community can rally around them and offer assistance in very meaningful, tangible ways. Here are a few examples. For more details and ideas, contact the HSF State Ambassador for Arizona.
GIVE YOUR TIME
PRAY: Pray for the work of HSF.
CONNECT: Refer a hurting homeschool family to the AZ State Ambassador.
VOLUNTEER: Consider volunteering as a Community Ambassador in your homeschool support group or community.
HELP WITH A FUNDRAISER: Collaborate with the State Ambassador to organize a fundraiser for an Arizona homeschooling family in need.
GIVE YOUR TALENT
Offer specifc service or trade skills to a homeschooling family in need. When a crisis or disaster hits, having extra hands to help with home repairs, painting, yard clean-up, plumbling needs, moving services, child care, and more can be a huge blessing to the family.
GIVE YOUR RESOURCES
DONATE: Consider making a cash donation to HSF. Use the State Ambassador Fund Contribution form so that funds are specifically earmarked to help Arizona homeschool families in need. If you mail a check to HSF, please write "Arizona" in the memo line. Or you may donate online. Choose "Ambassador" fund and select "Arizona" in the drop-down list of states. Donations to HSF are tax deductible.
HSLDA MEMBERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP: Give an HSLDA Membership Scholarship to another family through the Members Helping Members Fund where families in need can apply for a scholarship toward their annual HSLDA Membership fee.
Use Clicks for Homeschooling when purchasing a variety of everyday products and services. All proceeds from purchases made through this link go directly to support the Compassion Fund, HSF's largest fund which helps homeschool families all across the country.
HSF COOKBOOK: Purchase a copy of the cookbook Family Favorites from the Homeschool Kitchen. A portion of each purchase goes to the Compassion Fund. This cookbook makes a wonderful gift for the holidays, a birthday, or a wedding!