Spiffing up school facilities and getting students what they need is a part of every new school year. We all recognize stores packed with excited students buying school supplies, new shoes and backpacks as a sure give away that the start of school is around the corner. For CCS, God meets these needs of our students in some surprising, heart-warming ways.
A Lemonade Stand: Two young girls caught the vision to help children in the Philippines from their kindergarten teacher. With their lemonade stand, they raised funds to buy school shoes for our students living in New Faith Family Children’s Home. Their teacher also was instrumental in helping CCS acquire some whiteboards and kindergarten curriculum for the new school year. What a blessing!
A Personal Advocacy Organization: A high school girl in the Philippines raised funds to buy notebooks for our students through her own advocacy group. Mia (back center) has taken a special interest in Cuatro Christian School and has raised funds for supplies the last few years. This year she also connected with a local TV station who donated notebooks signed by artistas of the Philippines (starring in TV shows and movies). What a fun surprise that was!
Back to School Drive: How cool is this! Springboard Foundation blessed CCS with 254 backpacks and school supply packages as part of their Back to School and Pencil drive for children all over the Philippines. The backpacks even match our school uniforms!
Service Volunteerism: A local bank initiated a Library Enrichment Program in which they come to CCS once a month on a Saturday to read and interact about books with our early elementary students. Recently the bank employees brought treats and school supplies for these young students.
Fundraising Walk: The coordinator of Seeds of Hope is going on a 1,000-mile walk across Europe to raise funds to build a high school for CCS. The land, located near our elementary school site, has already been purchased. (See tarpaulin announcement above.) Our goal is to have the building ready for our 11th grade students a year from now. Please pray with us for guidance, workers and funds for building the high school and setting up our new senior high program.
Thank you for partnering with CCS and Kids IM. Blessings to each one of you!