San Antonio Christian School is committed to teach students the importance of serving others with hearts and hands. With this in mind, students join together each fall and spring to support the work of two area non-profit organizations by hosting campus-wide service projects.
In addition to collecting much-needed items, students join together to pray for these organizations and the individuals they serve. It is our sincere prayer that these experiences instill a life-long love to serve and care for others as God so clearly calls us to do.
“For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore, I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’” – Deuteronomy 15:11
This project benefitted The Residential Center for (Homeless) Veterans. In addition to collecting specific items, students from all grades were asked to submit an essay, poem, or drawing which illustrated that these service members were “Not to be Forgotten”. Two submissions from each grade level were selected and combined into booklets which honored the service of these veterans.
At the conclusion of the campaign, donations and booklets were assembled into Easter baskets (shower caddies) which contained an assortment of daily-use products like shampoo, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks, and a Bible. A contingent of students, staff and parents traveled to the center to personally present the baskets to residents. Afterward, choir and theatre students performed several songs and skits for the group. At the conclusion of the program, students enjoyed visiting and mingling with these former service men and women before heading back to our campus. We believe this project blessed us as much or more than it did the residents!
Students joined together to collect and donate more than 6,000 pounds of food to the San Antonio Food Bank.
San Antonio Christian School encourages students to continuously look for opportunities to help others in need. In addition to campus-wide projects, most classes join together to serve in many others ways.
In our elementary school, each homeroom class adopts a missionary. Throughout the year, students pray for their missionary partners, gain an understanding of the work they are called to do, and write letters of support.
Middle and high school students often unite as a class and look for additional ways they, too, can serve within our community. This may include visiting area nursing homes and hospitals, assisting senior citizens with projects around their homes, or any number of instances where they recognize a need. During the summer, many of these older students look forward to participating in mission trips both nationally and internationally.