The goal of IMPACT, LCA’s community service program, is to develop a daily lifestyle of service by providing opportunities for leadership outside of academics and athletics. This allows students’ spiritual gifts and talents to be used to impact our community for Christ.
Organized by the Sr. Beta Club, LCA students are busy packing “Operation Christmas Child” boxes for Samaritan’s Purse this week with a goal of 200 boxes this year! This is a great opportunity to get all LCA students involved this season and to remember what a blessing it is to give to others out of the abundance that God has given to us. Boxes are available to pick up in the main front office now and will be available on a first come, first served basis. All boxes should be returned FULL to LCA’s theatre on Thursday, November 8, or Friday, November 9.
This school year, LCA students will be involved with various service projects, such as the following:
Sr. Beta Club – Operation Christmas Child, Samaritan’s Purse
Jr. Beta Club – Thanksgiving canned food drive, FISH (Faith in Serving Humanity)
Pre-K – Visit residents at the Benton House in Grayson
1st Grade – Stock the pantry at Shepherd's Staff
MS Student Council – Baby items collected for United Hope for Children
Student Government Association – Breakfast for LCA faculty/staff
Football – Path Project
Basketball – Provide Thanksgiving and Christmas for a family in need
Below are a couple of specific, recent examples of other ways LCA students are serving others and helping our community!
As a service project, some students from the seventh grade class chose to show their appreciation specifically to the MS teachers and facilities team as a token of their thankfulness for what they are the recipients of every day. At the end of their presentation, they asked each of these staff members to write something on a card that the class could do for them as acts of service.
Kristin Bailey, a MS English teacher who just returned from maternity leave, said to the teacher who is organizing this service project, “Goodness, Jessica, thank you so much for helping those middle school students organize their service project to encourage us today. What a special reminder that was to us this morning!”
Below is a video clip of the students’ presentation to the teachers/staff.
Kaylee Ewing, a 2014 graduate of LCA and Miss International pageant winner, spoke at Double Springs Baptist Church about her ministry of BRAVE. Their youngest active member is Gavin Moncada, a fourth grade student at LCA. His Sunday School class collected socks that Kaylee’s ministry will use in upcoming projects for the homeless in Athens and in foster care here in Loganville.
Kim Carroll, Gavin’s Sunday School teacher, provided this picture and said, “I thought the school would enjoy seeing a former student and a current student on a service project that will benefit our community. My class motto is to show by example and to be a light for Jesus. I am proud of our youth in how they put their faith into action.”