Ways to Give

By Mail

Please include “Annual Fund” in the memo of your check.
Montessori Center School
ATTN: Development Office
401 N. Fairview, #1
Goleta, CA 93117

In Person

Donations can be dropped off in the black locked mailbox by the front office gate.

Online Donation

Use our secure online donation site to easily make your donation today!

Recurring Gifts

The recurring gift program is an easy way to make a significant contribution to MCS by paying your donation in automatic, monthly installments.

Corporate Matching Gift

Multiply the impact of your gift with a matching corporate contribution! Consult your employer to learn if they support this initiative.

Gifts of Stocks

Gifts of securities to MCS benefits the school and you! If you have held a stock for more than one year, you may take a charitable tax deduction for the marketing value of the stock and avoid capital gains taxes when it is sold.

Purchase Scrip

Scrip is a gift card that spends just like cash. It doesn’t cost you anything extra. Retailers & local merchants sell scrip to MCS at a discounted price and MCS sells Scrip to you at face value. You pay no more to use Scrip than if you used cash. MCS earns the difference between the face value of the Scrip and the discounted price. Depending on the business, MCS can receive anywhere from 3%-20% cashback from each Scrip purchase.

MCS sells gift cards for the stores you shop at every day. Taking a trip to Whole Foods, or Gelson’s, purchasing new furniture at Pottery Barn or picking up your morning latte at Starbucks?

You can order Scrip through our website, download and fill out the order form, bring it to school, or call our office directly. Scrip pick-up can be arranged through Birgit Crable, b.crable@mcssb.org.

To download the Scrip order form 

Clothes & Shoes
For Home

Choose MCS as your charity through AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases to your favorite charity when you shop. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same shopping experience as on Amazon.com, but with a benefit to MCS. When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your eligible Amazon purchase.  To note, only purchases made at AmazonSmile will result in donations.

Here are the steps you can take to ensure donations are made to MCS via your Amazon purchase:

  • Bookmark the link to AmazonSmile so that you can support us every time you shop on Amazon.
  • Search and select “Montessori Center School at Santa Barbara & Student Inc.” as your charitable organization to support.
  • Shop online at AmazonSmile like you normally do.
  • Share this link with family and friends!

For more information about the AmazonSmile program, visit