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Support Outdoor Education

As a non-profit educational organization, all of our funding and income goes directly back into supporting our teachers and our students. No matter the size, each financial gift made to Spring River makes a huge impact!

 

Your gifts to Spring River support financial aid, faculty professional development, and will help endow our dream for permanent space.

Here are some examples of the impacts your gifts can have on our students:

 

  • $5 purchases a book for a class library wagon

  • $25 purchases extra wool yarn for grades 1, 2 or 3

  • $50 purchase a ukulele for music class

  • $100 purchases table clothes for classroom tables

  • $500 sends a teacher to annual grade-specific professional development

  • $1,000 supports tuition assistance 



 

 

Jacksonville Educational Community/dba Spring River School is a nonprofit Florida Corporation, operating under a Fiscal Sponsorship with The Playgarden, Inc, whom the IRS recognizes as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization; EIN 46-3058170. All charitable gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent provided by the law.

Volunteer Your Time & Talent


Gifts of your time and talent are just as valuable to Spring River as financial gifts. Please see our volunteer opportunities below.

We are currently in need of: 

  • Land clearing (for Mary's Garden)

  • Tractor driving

  • Class Parents

  • Parent Social Night volunteers

  • Yoga teachers 

To volunteer your time and talent please contact our Program Director at admin@springriverschool.org.

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Support Mary's Garden

An Outdoor Educational Space in the Heart of Jacksonville

We have initiated expansion into the University Blvd area close to downtown, where we are working in partnership with Dig-Local, European Street Café, Shakti Life Kitchen, and the City of Jacksonville to obtain permitting and develop a community garden and outdoor educational space.

 

This area is an under-served location and we have found great local interest and support. From this location we hope to diversify our group of educators, parents, and students in an intentional and organic way by attracting families needing support who do not live in or are not able to travel to the far north end of the beaches.

This educational space will feature up to 6 pavilions and a working biodynamic garden and greenspace from where homeschool enrichment programs such as handwork, music, sculpture, painting, world languages and main lesson courses will be taught. Our vision is to grow this space into an edible garden that will be a natural extension of our school’s philosophy and the hands-on learning we offer. The garden will serve as a learning environment for specific science lessons depending on the grade level of the students.

 

Once the garden is established, we plan to add additional programing to involve the larger community more deeply by offering afterschool gardening and healthy eating programs for children in local public schools.

What your support means:

  • $20 purchases child size gardening tools for Mary’s Garden field trips

  • $50 purchases hand tools for grade 3

  • $1,000 supports organic garden plot for Spring River at Mary’s Garden

  • $2,000 purchases a Garden Shed for storing supplies at Mary’s Garden

  • $5,000 provides supplies to build a pavilion for Spring River at Mary’s Garden

  • $30,000 sponsors a pavilion for Spring River at Mary’s Garden

To learn more about Mary's Garden, please email us admin@jaxeducationalcommunity.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Jacksonville Educational Community/dba Spring River School is a nonprofit Florida Corporation, operating under a Fiscal Sponsorship with The Playgarden, Inc, whom the IRS recognizes  as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization; EIN 46-3058170. All charitable gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent provided by the law.

Clothing Labels 

Avoid clothing mix-ups and keep your child's gear out of the Lost & Found! We’ve partnered with Emily Press Labels to help identify belongings so they return home.​ Their personalized name labels are super durable, dishwasher and laundry safe. You must order through our special shopping link so we get the commission and help our fundraiser. Click here to shop.

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