What is Project SHINE?
Project SHINE is PVCP's annual serve-a-thon which not only is an opportunity for students to learn the value of serving others, but it is also one of PVCP’s biggest fundraisers, providing much needed funds for mission trips, families in need in our school community, and to keep the cost of tuition as low as possible. For years, PVCP held an annual walk-a-thon, but decided instead of simply having children walk the neighborhood, we would actually go forth into the neighborhood in service. As such, SHINE stands for “Serving Him in Neighborhoods Everywhere” and references PVCP’s desire that our students go into the community as the hands and feet of Jesus. This year our Project SHINE fundraising goal is $50,000.
How does it work?
Each class will serve in the community one day between February and March. Students will serve in wide-ranging ministries, including those that assist the homeless, elderly, and others in need. Ahead of the service days, students will solicit tax-deductible donations for PVCP from friends, family, neighbors, and even businesses. Through Project SHINE, students learn the value of serving those in need and giving back to their school.
What is my role?
You can support your child and PVCP not only by encouraging them to be proactive throughout the fundraising process, but by providing them names and contact information of friends, family, and neighbors who they can ask to support their efforts. Address sheets went home with your child on January 19, 2018, and we request that these forms be returned to their homeroom teacher by Wednesday, January 24. Remember, all donations are tax-deductible, so even if someone does not have a personal connection to PVCP, there is still an incentive to give. Students will then complete their customized Project SHINE support letters in class and mail them to the addresses you provide them.
For more information, contact Janette Baranski at 602-748-9248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.