St. Francis of the Woods exists to provide a place of rest and renewal in the beautiful sacred landscape of North Central Oklahoma. We are a not-for-profit organization and your donation is tax-deductible.
Your contributions to St. Francis of the Woods help us continue to provide this sacred space on a donation basis. We practice Franciscan stewardship of our land, so donations go toward ecological and educational projects and programs including our native prairie restoration project, the Hildegarden which we are expanding to be more sustainable and educational while feeding those in need in our community, and to the scholarship fund for students wishing to attend Prairiewood Forest School through which we host nature-immersed classes for ages 2-17.
Please consider financially supporting the work of St. Francis of the Woods. You can make a one time donation by clicking one of the donate buttons below, or become a patron by visiting our Patreon page.
Prairiewood Forest School Scholarships
We help kids connect to nature, creativity, and community through Prairiewood Forest School classes. For each class, we offer scholarships so that youth in foster care can attend at no cost. For Friday classes, we also offer scholarships to Coyle Public School students, since our neighboring school district does not meet on Fridays. Other students who wish to join but have need for financial assistance are invited to apply for a scholarship, and we offer partial and full tuition reduction as we are able thanks to the incoming scholarship donations. To help fund these scholarships, you can donate $25 for a single class or $200 for a full season of classes. Any other amount designated 'Prairiewood Forest School' will also go toward student scholarships!
In-Kind Donation Wishlist
You can also support the work of our ecological and educational programs by donating items needed for upcoming projects as we expand the Hildegarden and Forest School classroom. We are currently looking for donations of the following items:
harvest baskets (bushel baskets or something similar)
4ft landscape fabric
flower bulbs: tulip, daffodil, crocus
garden gloves, any size
big clay/terra cotta pots
email firstname.lastname@example.org for other garden-specific needs!
5 coffee grinders
Furniture for the new property we are renovating (email email@example.com for more info on this)
large cardboard boxes
empty oatmeal containers
half-gallon milk jugs, empty & rinsed
glass jars with wide-mouth tops (mason jars, old food containers), labels removed
smooth, palm-sized river stones
Additional items needed for Prairiewood Forest School may be sent straight to us from our Amazon Wishlist.
Smaller items can be placed just inside the Kay Adair Community Center (labeled two-story building on left shortly after entering driveway). For larger donations, please call 405-466-3774 to make arrangements. Thank you!
Would you like to give of your time? Visit our Volunteer page to sign up for opportunities to connect with community while making an impact!