For our spring community service project, we will have the opportunity to support the homeless community locally and in the Southeast by partnering with The ODD Sock and Rice N Beans ministries. Throughout Scripture, God stressed the importance of caring for those most vulnerable and in need. This is a fantastic opportunity for the CCS community to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the disadvantaged among us by giving the gift of socks or spending some of our time serving a meal.
The ODD Sock Collection
Our goal is to collect 4,000 new socks to support The ODD Sock the week of April 3-6. We are asking each family to donate one six-pack of new socks to reach our goal of 4,000. Socks will be collected for all ages and sizes. Please drop off the socks that week during morning carpool. Once we return from Easter break, students will be engaged with grade-level sorting parties to organize and prepare the socks to be shipped to those in need.
Rice N Beans Ministry
Students age 13 and older and their families will also have the opportunity to support the homeless community in Charlotte by signing up to serve meals with the Rice N Beans ministry this April. The link to sign up is available in the weekly Focus email.
Operation Christmas Child
This fall we partnered with Samaritan's Purse and supported their Operation Christmas Child shoebox campaign. This campaign was originally started in Charlotte in 1993 and has impacted more than 198 million children in more than 170 countries. We are thrilled that we could be a part of this amazing ministry and impact the lives of children in such a tangible way.
Our students and families packed over 1,127 shoeboxes and prayed over them at our all-school Thanksgiving Chapel. Middle and upper school students had the opportunity to volunteer at the Samaritan’s Purse Warehouse to help prepare shoeboxes to be shipped to children around the world.