Week of Service
May 17-24, 2020
Each spring, Everett Christian School has a "Serve-A-Thon" fundraiser to generate money to enable the school to continue to provide a biblical, quality and Christ-centered education. Due to the COVID-19 school closure, ECS is not in session this spring so we are asking our students and families to commit to do a service project in the local community.
Our prayer is that this service project will accomplish three goals:
#1. Encourage our ECS students to help others and experience the blessings that come with helping others.
#2. Benefit the local community near ECS.
#3. Generate funds to continue to provide to the ECS general fund.
This year we are asking for parent participation to help facilitate each student's act of service. Teachers normally serve alongside the students, however they are not able to this year. The ECS faculty, staff and administration will be doing acts of service to help encourage our students as they work in the community. This service project is a great experience for our ECS school community as it teaches our students about being servants in God's world. We are providing several suggestions for how your student may carry out their act of service this year; we encourage each family to participate in a way that shares their talents with our community.
What does this have to do with fundraising?
Part of ECS’ mission is “to prepare students to be servants of God school in His World.” The Serve-A-Thon is one example of how our students can serve God and the local community. Donations raised will fund our ongoing work as a school by helping students become lifelong servants of God in His world! In the weeks before the Serve-A-Thon week of service, students and their families will be asking for monetary contributions to ECS as a way of being sponsors for the service day. Sponsors can make one time donations or make monthly donations. We also have donation slips available to print out and send to the school online as well as Online Giving through our website www.everettchristian.org. Please submit donation slips each Monday to the school at Packet pickup!
How can my student Serve?
ECS’ mission is to teach students to be servants of God in his world; so we are asking each student to serve the community, below are just some ideas of ways you can serve:
Serve at a local food bank or make sack lunches for at-risk groups in Everett
Write cards, notes or make posters to spread good cheer to the residents of assisted living facilities or to show support for people working on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak
Serve Everett Christian School, your church or another local church by doing yard work.
Serve an elderly neighbor or friend by doing yard work.
Ideas are endless... How can your family serve our community during this service opportunity?