Become A Do Good Partner
Do Good Partners are local businesses and organizations that help support the Camp Helping Hands mission, which is to get young children involved in their community by way of service-learning. Our Do Good Partners serve as promotional partners to help spread the message about our summer camps and underwriters for program expenses. They also help fund summer camp for children who have a financial need and have demonstrated do good service for their community.
Our present Do Good Partners are helping seed what will become the Camp Helping Hands foundation. The foundation will award:
- scholarships for summer camps.
- tuition assistance for first-year college students.
- the Do Gooder of the Year award – an annual cash donation to a locally-based community service organization.
A Magic Penny
A Magic Penny is a Nonprofit organization offering volunteer opportunities for families who want to model and lead a philanthropic lifestyle with their children.
We schedule events in varying areas of philanthropy, thereby providing opportunities both for giving back to meaningful causes, and an avenue of self discovery for each child.
NextHome Element Realty
Next Home Element Realty allows you to turn your home’s sale into a donation to the future of our community through service.
At NextHome Element Realty, we believe that buying or selling your home should be a pleasurable, stress–free experience. We build relationships with our clients on a foundation of care unrivaled in this industry. Understanding how complex the process can be, our agents know exactly how to assist you from start-to-finish. We consistently deliver an experience of authentic luxury, where you and your happiness are the key concerns. At Element Realty, we are proud of our elite team, built from our faithful agents and exceptional management dedicated to the Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Our innovative training for our agents and state-of-the-art technology allows us to market your property, find qualified buyers, and find your perfect home. Our collaborative environment is one in which all of our agents combine their valuable expertise to produce amazing results for every single client; and being an independently owned and operated subsidiary of Next Home Inc., we are able to deliver all of this backed by our promise: you will feel right in your Element.
Garden Gnome Society
The Garden Gnome Society was founded in 2008 when its founders recognized the potential of their school’s biodynamic farm. At that time, the farm was very small and lacked needed resources to become what Rudolf Steiner envisioned a biodynamic farm should embody and provide for the students of Waldorf education. Since then, with continued support from the Garden Gnome Society, the biodynamic farm at Highland Hall Waldorf School has become a cornerstone of the community.
Today, the farm offers a weekly farm stand and quarterly workshops and spans two full acres including a butterfly garden, a fruit orchard, 10 chickens, a greenhouse, a native plant garden, and extensive vegetable beds. Additionally, the farm has become an urban oasis and sacred space where families can simply breathe and escape the stimulus of the city. But most importantly, the farm provides a rich, hands-on, urban agricultural program for students in grades 1-12, all of whom will journey through life enriched from this experience with a passion and reverence for the Earth.
In 2017, the Garden Gnome Society acquired plots within a community garden located in the Sepulveda Basin. The intention behind creating The Annex is to extend the principles of Rudolf Steiner and biodynamic farming beyond the Highland Hall Waldorf School grounds. The Annex is open to Highland Hall community members and boasts ergonomic, bountiful beds. Families are welcome to tend the beds or simply relax and enjoy the space as they further build community and strengthen wellness together.
As the Garden Gnome Society expands further into the surrounding community, its founders are becoming increasingly active in support of the fight against food insecurity. Some community partners include CSUN and Matador Food Bank, a mobile food bank founded by a CSUN student to help eliminate food insecurity among college students.