RENOVATIONS, PAINTING & SPRING CLEANING AT EIGHT LOCAL CHARITIES: OVER 600 VOLUNTEERS TO PARTICIPATE
On Friday, April 26, students, faculty, staff and parent volunteers from Faith Christian School in Roanoke County will spend more than 2,000 volunteer hours at eight area charities as part of Project Faith, the school’s annual service project and fundraiser.
Volunteers will be working at Feeding America, The Salvation Army Main location & Thrift Store, The Turning Point Battered Women’s Shelter, The Red Shield Lodge Men’s Shelter, Acts 2 Ministry, The Blue Ridge Women’s Center, and Manna Ministries painting, landscaping, cleaning, bagging food, and working on many other much-needed projects. 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.
“Our partnership with Faith Christian School reinforces the idea” states Robert Rogers, Volunteer Coordinator with Feeding America, “that engaging our youth in volunteerism… ensure that our communities become places where all families thrive and have access to opportunities they need to secure our children’s success.”
Project Faith is the school’s only fundraiser. Contributions are made to support the school’s operating fund which covers expenses not met by tuition. Sam Cox, headmaster, shares, “Project Faith is a way to raise much-needed funds for the school while instilling a love of community service in our children. Each year the students look forward to participating in this important event in the life of our school.”
About Project Faith and Faith Christian School
Project Faith is the school’s only school-wide fundraising event. In 2012, the school raised more than $197,000 in contributions that went toward operating expenses, teacher salaries, educational materials and financial aid. The goal this year is $175,000. Project Faith is an annually selected by readers of The Roanoke Times as one of the top Community Events and Best School event of the year. Faith Christian School is an accredited, independent Christian Classical school serving students in grades K through 12. Visit us on Facebook or at www.faithchristian-school.com.
Submitted by Susan Childs