Work-a-Thon – where OVCS goes into the local community offering our services to those in need.
It is that time of year, again, when the entire school, grades PreK – 12, pull together to do yard work and fall clean-up for those in need.
This year’s Work-a-Thon is scheduled for Friday, October 21st.
Ministry and Service
The folks we visit are widows, elderly, disabled, or experiencing a particular season of loss or physical challenge. Many of these folks are connected to families in our school community or have a long history of involvement with this ministry. The single day of work is a small way to honor these folks and show them the love of Christ. Some folks only need us for a given year, while others remain part of our annual plan because their needs only increase as time goes on.
Of course, the lessons it teaches our children (and each of us) is of great value too. Work-a-thon is an excellent opportunity to put feet to our faith and show the love of Christ by our actions. Be blessed as you consider how much these families are helped.
Last year, we put together 8 teams that visited 14 job sites!
This event serves as a pledge-drive fundraiser for our ministry, but all the services are FREE to those we help. Leading up to the event, students raise pledges from friends and families who support our efforts and those funds benefit the programming at our school.
The goal for each OVCS Family is $500 in pledges. Many folks seek pledges through Facebook, phone calling, letter writing, and face-to-face. If we each do our part, then we will meet our school-wide fundraising goal of $17,500.
Note: PreK families are not required to do fundraising. The PreK students will form a team and help around the school on the day of the event!
Fun & Entertainment
There will be incentives and prizes for individual students and classes reaching certain checkpoints and goals, including free jean’s days and some form of headmaster torture (like last years soaking). So, please set your sites on helping us to meet this year’s goal and watch our Facebook page for updates along the way.
If you would like to contribute to our 2022 Work-a-Thon (which blesses both the school and the community), please contact us.