About Us

Friends of Awakening Spirit School 501(3)c is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the students, families, staff, and overall community of Awakening Spirit Homeschool Collaborative. 


FWAS owns and operates the homeschool collaborative shuttle bus at no cost to our school or members, making free transportation for week-long roadschool trips a possibility for our families!


IRS-exempt donations of cash, goods, and/or appreciated assets are accepted.


‘PATREON’ Level Membership donations are paid to FoAWS.  Funds are then distributed to the school to subsidize individual family membership costs.


Friends of Awakening Spirit School 501(3)c


Wish List

-dock for pond

-portable stage

-small boathouse/shed

-youth-sized kayak

-outdoor benches for trails and pond

cement blocks for building a plantable labyrinth

-child-sized ‘real’ tools (hammers, screwdrivers, saws, shovels, etc)


-large landscaping boulders/rocks for playspaces

-covered sandbox and play sand

-swingset appropriate for ‘big kids’ and adults (sturdy and large)

-benches for trails and shoreline

Brush hog mower for clearing land

-rubber mulch for our playground

-pine bedding for our goats, guinea pigs, and chickens

-honey extractor (2 or 4 frame)

-used iPads and/or apple pencils for digital art (iPad gen 6,7,8 and newer)

-gazebo and/or pergola for outdoor spaces

-infrared sauna (2-4 person) for wellness room

-salt bricks for halotherapy in wellness room

-tiny house on wheels for visitors’ quarters

-outdoor sculptures and statuary for our ‘Art Trail’

-kiln for firing pottery

-freeze dryer for preserving food

-asphalt or concrete paving services for gravel driveway

-food donations: grass fed beef, pasture-raised chicken & pork



Do you want to help a student or family directly make their educational dream come true? 

Friend of AWS 501(3)c is currently setting up a scholarship fund to helps cover membership fees for families in financial need. 

Donations of cash and/or appreciated assets accepted.

Coming Soon…. Friends of AWS Board Member Profiles

President: Carrie A. Mason, JD

Vice President: Bradley A. Purdy, MBA/JD

Treasurer: Stephen D. Morrison, JD

Contact Us


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