Support Us


A public education inspired by Waldorf Education

is possible with your help!


Support Desert Sky with cash, check, or credit card donations. We also appreciate donation of time and items! Checks may be physically brought to the office or sent by mail to our school address.

You may give to Desert Sky online by credit card through PayPal:

No matter how you donate please remember to specify in the comment line if your giving is for: Materials, Tax Credit, or Annual Giving.



Your support makes things happen!

You may join us for our Grounds Committee work parties that are scheduled regularly to repair, plant, plan and implement whatever needs to be done to keep the school growing healthy and safe. Please let us know you are coming. You may email our parent council chair, Melissa Uribe at  or call the school office (520) 745-3888 for the next scheduled work party.

Interested in helping in the classroom or in the garden? Just send a volunteer application and letter of interest, or call the office for an appointment with Shelly Adrian (520) 745-3888.


Items needed

While most of our supplies are specialized, there are many items we use regularly that are locally available, and we welcome donations…

  • Boxes of Kleenex
  • Regular Graphite Pencils
  • Composition Books

If you’re going to ‘FreeCycle’ it, please call us first! (520) 745-3888.


Activity Fees and Materials Fund

This fund ensures that the school can provide quality art supplies and Waldorf materials for Desert Sky students. The supplies and resources for a Waldorf curriculum are beautiful, quality items. From the beeswax crayons and smooth main lesson books, to the violins and wooden flutes, our supplies support programs which we consider essential to the Waldorf curriculum.

Your support is requested for all the activities that make Desert Sky a special place: handwork, choral music, instrumental music, movement class, Pentathlon training, German and Spanish language classes, guest speakers, gardening, and painting, as well as the silks and craft activities of Kindergarten and the festivals.

While parents are asked to support the school’s special programming with an annual Activity Fee [see form], it is a hardship for some families, and your donation to the materials fund is greatly appreciated.

Activity Fee letter 2017-2018


Arizona School Tax Credits

There are three school tax credits available for individual taxpayers: one for contributions to public schools and two for contributions to Private School Tuition Organizations. For general information about school tax credits see the following publication (Pub 707) below:

Arizona School Tax Credit Information Publication

An individual may claim a credit for making contributions or paying fees to a public school for support of extracurricular activities or character education programs. The public school tax credit is claimed by the individual taxpayer on Form 322.

Arizona tax payers can redirect tax payments:

  • Single filers: Up to $200
  • Married Joint-filers:  Up to $400


To Make A Donation To Desert Sky


Please complete the tax credit form to give us the details of your donation. You may mail in your form with your check or credit card information, or email your form and make a donation by credit card online by PayPal. Click on the donation button below:


All donations must be either made online, turned into the office, or postmarked no later than April 15, 2018 to count against the donor’s 2018 Arizona income tax liability.

Tax Credit Donation Contact:

Erich Saphir  (520) 321-9081


For additional information visit:

State of Arizona Department of Revenue

Thank You For Your Support!