With each new school year comes the need to raise funds for our school. I know each school is the same because I have sweet little faces at my door both at home and work offering me the chance to purchase cookie dough, magazines, sponsor a jog-a-thon, etc. I totally understand the need to support education, athletics, technology, and the arts. But…I literally HATE sending my kids door to door to sell cookie dough. I don’t want the cookie dough. I don’t need to eat it and I don’t need to store it. My friends’ kids are all also selling cookie dough. And, it’s become a joke that we should each just cut our schools a check rather than go through the hassle of some of the fundraisers. You know what I mean. I’m sure many of you have the same thing.
This year our school has decided to try something new. They’ve set up an online platform for fundraising. We are asking for sponsorships from people to fund the school. But, we are also going to end our fundraising drive with a awesome event where our kids will pack 10,000 meals for other local students who are less fortunate and are not always sure they will have food available for three meals a day. So, while we are raising funds for our school we’re also giving our kids an opportunity to serve in the local community and meet a very real need. It’s exciting. It’s cool to see our kids serving other kids their age who have a real need that our kids can help fill. If you are interested at all in Christian education, helping young people who need a meal, or just in helping my family in particular – please check our our family’s page for the fundraising here. We would love your support. If you can’t give financially we would love your prayers for this fundraising drive as well as for the event at the end where we pack 10,000 meals. And, it’d be really great if you could pray for the kids who will receive the meals. Thanks, friends.
F.E.A.S.T. “Funding Education And Serving Together”
Here are some photos from our kickoff dinner last night. It was an amazing time.