Effortlessly Support HEAV Every Day
Ask family, friends, and neighbors to help support homeschooling, too.
Many of these programs listed below let portions of the money you’re already spending–on groceries, online shopping, travel, and more–go toward supporting homeschooling in Virginia! It doesn’t cost you a dime–you pay the same price you would normally; the retailer or program makes the donation.
Can’t do them all? Just pick those you can! Whatever you are able to do will make a BIG difference. Thank you for helping make a difference in the lives of families across the state!
1) BECOME A MEMBER
Visit www.heav.com/joinrenew to read about all the benefits of joining HEAV and to find out how you can become a member.
Now when you shop on Amazon, a portion of your purchase can help support the work of HEAV. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know–same products, same prices, same login–but 0.5% of each purchase price is donated back to HEAV. By shopping on AmazonSmile, you can help HEAV in its efforts to protect and promote homeschooling in Virginia–every time you buy.
Go to http://smile.amazon.com and be sure to choose HEAV as your charity.
Awesome Tip: Use the browser extension Smilematic to automatically redirect you to AmazonSmile whenever you shop Amazon!
3) REGISTER YOUR GROCERY CARD
Register your grocery card to effortlessly support HEAV while you shop! Once your card has been registered, your grocery store will donate a percentage of your purchases to HEAV–all at no extra cost to you!
Kroger Rewards Programs – Register your card online at at krogercommunityrewards.com. Use NPO number PQ144, or designate Home Educators Association of Virginia as your organization. (Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, and select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.)
Harris Teeter Program – Simply visit the Harris Teeter website and link your VIC Card to HEAV (our school code is 8152), or just mention school code 8152 next time you shop with your VIC Card. Once your card is linked, HEAV will receive a percentage of your Harris Teeter brand (Harris Teeter, Premier Selection,H.T. Traders, Harris Teeter Naturals, Your Pet, Hunter Farms, Highland Crest, and More Value) purchases credited back to our account.
Parents, protect your children online! Covenant Eyes accountability software monitors the websites your family visits, the search terms used, and YouTube videos watched and lists them in an easy-t-read report designed to start a conversation about healthy online habits. Starting at just $11.99/month when you use our affiliate link–and a portion of your purchase will go to HEAV!
An HEAV-Recommended Option for Dual Credit.
HEAV is pleased to partner with Unbound to share this opportunity for homeschool students to make a college plan that can save 30-50% off the cost of a university education. Request information and sign up with Unbound through the HEAV link and save $200-$300 more!
In addition, Unbound will make a donation** to HEAV for every student that signs up through getunbound.org/HEAV.
SchoolhouseTeachers.com is the curriculum site of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. In operation for 15 years, they now offer more than 350 courses for students in preschool through high school. Their courses cover academic subjects from math and language arts to music and computer programming, and so many others. Their courses are administered online or via download, making it simple for students to get started without waiting for books to be shipped. Check it out today!
As a SchoolhouseTeachers.com affiliate, HEAV gets small donation for each registration!
Are you an HEAV Member? You try it FREE for three months. After your free trial ends, you can continue a monthly or yearly subscription at a steep discount!
Many companies will match their employees’ charitable contributions dollar for dollar. It’s an easy way to double your donation to us!
How? Ask your company’s human resource department if your company has a matching gift program and how your gift to HEAV can be matched by your company. Or, call the HEAV 0ffice of you have any questions about a matching gift.
Are you a state employee who wants to use your Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign pledge to share God’s love through Home Educators Association of Virginia? Make a difference in the lives of Virginia homeschooling families–sign up today! Be sure to use Home Educators Association of Virginia’s number 03698.
HSLDA launched the Academy in 2009 as a service to families and others who are looking for ways to supplement their students’ high school education. Students receive solid academic preparation, a biblical worldview, and quality teaching.
Save $30 for yourself when you sign up using discount code PTHEAV – plus, HEAV will receive $30, too.
Do you have a blog or website? A link to HEAV is a simple but very effective way to support HEAV and share our resources with others! Click here for sample links and instructions.
Letting your friends know about the resources HEAV provides is a BIG way you can help us meet the needs of families.
11) BOOK AIRLINE TICKETS AND HOTELS THROUGH YTBTRAVEL
Next time you’re in need of airplane tickets or a rental car, or will be booking hotel rooms in advance, visit www.ytbtravel.com/homeeducators. The rates are competitive with other super-saver travel sites, and by purchasing your tickets through YTBTravel (previously known as EduTravel), you’re benefiting HEAV with 40% of the travel commissions! You may find you save time and money too!
“After booking flights through Travelocity for more than five years, last month I decided to try EduTravel. I compared the two sites and was pleasantly surprised to find I could get the exact same flight and price! It is so nice to know EduTravel will offer my family the best deals while benefiting HEAV!” -Linda Linder of Manassas
“I booked my first flight on EduTravel and found a lower fare than was shown on the other search engines. It turns out EduTravel will automatically let you know if a lower fare is available for another travel time or day–a great money-saving feature that avoids having to spend huge amounts of time searching for the lowest fare!” -Anne Miller, president of HEAV
It’s simple! Just collect your used ink cartridges and bring the used cartridges into the HEAV office or to the HEAV convention.
You can recycle any cartridges. For every cartridge you recycle this way, HEAV will get $2 from Staples, useable toward office supplies!
Doctors, dentists, orthodontists, and other medical offices often display magazines for patients to read while waiting. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if parents learned about the benefits of home education while waiting to be seen?
Next time you go to an appointment (doctor, dentist, etc.), bring a copy of the Virginia Home Educator and ask if they would like to receive a complimentary subscription? If they say yes, just send their name and address, and a note saying they gave you permission to subscribe them, to email@example.com! HEAV is happy to send the magazine regularly to any office with a waiting room at NO charge.
Leaving a magazine at your local Christian bookstore or anywhere else parents frequent would also be a great way to introduce more people to homeschooling!
Note: If you need extra magazines to distribute, please just let us know!
14) VOLUNTEER WITH HEAV
A lot of the work at HEAV is done by volunteers—busy families just like yours who see a need and get involved! HEAV volunteers are an integral part of making a difference for homeschoolers in our state. We need volunteers at both the June convention and the Richmond office, as well as Outreach Partners around the state who will pass on ready-to-go informaiton to their local church, MOPS group, Internet outlet, or community. Learn more about volunteering today!