Giving Without Paying via OhmConnect


While your annual donation to our HSC is of highest priority and critical to our success, here’s an easy way to give a bit more without paying more…


Sign up at for a free program offered by OhmConnect. Your energy savings can raise money for our HSC and raise your child’s environmental consciousness.

In California, we still have some hot end-of-summer days ahead of us.  When demand for energy is high, the electrical grid gets stressed and power companies turn on dirty “peaker plants” to supply electricity.  By consuming less energy during OhmConnect’s “OhmHours”, you and your kids can help reduce climate change and keep dirty power off the grid. Questions?  Contact


Giving Without Paying via AmazonSmile

Another easy way to give a bit more to our HSC without paying more…


Already shop at Amazon?  Give to our HSC by shopping at instead of  These two websites have the same products, prices, and features.  The difference is that when you shop, a small percentage of the purchase price of eligible products can be automatically donated to “Louise Van Meter Home and School Club”.  Simply designate us as the charity in your settings.
If you shop via a browser, help yourself remember to go to by creating a bookmark for it.


If you shop on a mobile device (tablets included), the app doesn’t have Amazon Smile, so perform the following one-time set up on  these devices:

Touch the upper-right settings icon. It should appear as three dots on top of each otherTouch “Add to Home Screen”.Touch “Add” if prompted.

Remove the Amazon App if installedGo to Google or Chrome and enter
Open Safari and enter the settings icon (three vertical dots)
Hit the share button (a box with an arrow) at the bottom of the screenHit “Add to Home Screen”
Hit “Add to Home Screen”