Berks Christian School's 7th annual ‘Lending Hands, Lifting Hearts Serve-a-Thon'

Berks Christian School will be hosting its 7th annual spring fundraiser, Serve-a-Thon, this May. Serve-a-Thon is a unique initiative which involves the whole BCS family – school staff, students, and parents – in a powerful event with two purposes: to serve the community and generate funds for the school. On May 6, all 130 BCS students and many of their parents will go out to serve the local community in various work projects throughout Berks County.

In preparation, Berks Christian School students have asked their family members and friends to sponsor them as they serve. The donations received each year through Serve-a-Thon are key to the success of Berks Christian School. As a private school, BCS relies on donations to offset tuition costs. Because of the funds raised through Serve-a-Thon, BCS can offer scholarships and financial aid to families who would otherwise not be able to attend the school. In the previous six years BCS has raised over $225,000, while at the same time teaching students the significance of community involvement!

All of the volunteers will gather together for a send-off on Tuesday morning before departing for their serving locations. Each grade will lend their hands to serve in a different avenue, from spending time with the elderly to painting park benches.

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Serving Locations:

Kindergarten - Manor at Market Square

1st Grade - Hawthorne Home & Manor at Market Square

2nd Grade – Keystone Villa & Hearthstone at Amity

3rd Grade - Keystone Villa & Hearthstone at Amity

4th Grade - Reading School District Schools

5th Grade - Spring Street at Boyertown

6th Grade - Christian Mission Technical Services (CMTS)

7th Grade - Rosedale Campground

8th Grade – Community Center in Birdsboro & Birdsboro Church of the Nazarene

9th Grade - Exeter Township Service Project at Happy Landings Park

10th Grade - Opportunity House & Greater Reading Food Bank

11th Grade - Hope Rescue Mission

12th Grade - Habitat for Humanity

For more information or to donate, visit the school’s website at http://berkschristian.weebly.com/serve-a-thon.html.

From Berks Christian School