Carolina Christian finds new way to fundraise for West Stanly Christian Ministries

Published 3:48 pm Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Carolina Christian School in Locust participates in school fundraising opportunities annually, but this year they were looking to do things a little different.

“Our students were looking to inspire hope in our community, to provide assistance to our neighbors in need,” said Erica Stroup, head of school, CCS.

The creation of the Harvest/Assist campaign allowed Carolina Christian students, families and staff to partner with West Stanly Christian Ministries to provide food and hygiene assistance to local families in need.

The outpouring of support for this fundraising campaign was incredible due to the commitment of the CCS students, Stroup said, adding that the campaign will become an annual tradition for the school.

Carolina Christian School presented a check to West Stanly Christian Ministries for $6,172.66. The funds from this donation will go toward the purchase of food for local families in need.

To accompany the check, the students of CCS delivered 500 hygiene bags to WSCM. Each of the 500 hygiene bags were hand-packed by students from the school and were individually prayed over.

The students and staff of Carolina Christian School wanted to share their gratitude for West Stanly Christian Ministries for their continued service to the Stanly County community.

“We simply are overwhelmed at God’s provision for this community through the kids, staff and leadership at Carolina Christian School,” said Robert Britt, director of West Stanly Christian Ministries. “It is so encouraging to see a group of people who are established in the name of Jesus truly caring and impacting this community with God’s love and facilitating His provision.  West Stanly Christian Ministries is blessed to able to feed more people with better quality food because of Carolina Christian’s efforts.  It makes us proud to be in a community with a school with a heart this big but it makes us even more thankful to see believers actually impacting the community in unity.”