Faith Christian School, a distinctively Christian classical school serving students in grades K – 12, is excited to share that its annual service project and fundraiser, Project Faith, is coming up next Friday, April 27th.
The theme of Faith Christian School’s twelfth Project Faith is “Feed My Sheep.”
Over 550 students, faculty, staff and parent volunteers will be helping organizations in the community who serve the hungry. Volunteers will be working at Manna Ministries, Feeding America, Charity Cottage and The Rescue Mission. Workers will be painting, cleaning, sorting food, clothing and other items, washing fences, mulching and making repairs at these locations. In addition, students will be assembling over 6,000 gleaning bags for Gleaning America’s fall fruit harvest, which will go to help feed the hungry.
In all, volunteers will donate over 2,000 hours of service to this community on Project Faith day.
Originally started as FaithWalk, this event began as a walk-a-thon to help raise much-needed funds for the school. In 2001, FCS decided to change from a walk-a-thon to a service project and changed the name to Project Faith.
For the fundraising portion, students send out letters to family, friends, neighbors, and others asking for support for the work they will perform. Our fundraising goal for 2012 is $160,000. These much-needed funds go towards FCS scholarship programs, to help pay teachers and to provide the best in classroom materials for its students.
In 2011, Project Faith won four categories in “The Best of” in The Roanoke Times’ SWoCo readers’ poll as the Best Elementary School Event, The Best Middle and High School Event, The Best Community Event and The Best Fundraiser.
“We are honored to serve our community every year with this project,” states Sam Cox, FCS Head of School, “it’s a way for us to continue our vision of ‘A Mind for Truth, A Heart for Christ, and A Will to Serve.”
For more information, visit Faith Christian School on the web at www.faithchristian-school.com.
Submitted by Susan Childs, Faith Christian School.
Last year, Project Faith helped out at Mill Mountain Zoo, Mill Mountain Garden Club, the Mill Mountain Discovery Center and Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Click here for photos.