Community Service

Service is woven into the fabric of life at Veritas Christian Academy.  One of the most important goals we have is to instill within our students a desire to engage in servanthood; therefore, we have given our students many opportunities to serve those within our community.  In addition to the many service projects our students take part in, we launched the first-annual Salt & Light Serve-a-thon in 2013, bringing service and fundraising together.  Please see the Salt & Light section of the website to read all about it!

 

Here is a sampling of the service projects in which our students have participated and in which they continue to serve:

Lower School Service Projects

•  Adopted nine local families and provided them with items       
    at Christmas, including warm clothing, toys, items for personal hygiene,
    and food
•  Collected over 500 bags of individually wrapped candy for
   distribution at the Boys and Girls Club of America during
   their Fall Festival
•  Collected 373 teddy bears and other stuffed animals and         
    donated them to law enforcement agencies to give to children
    during traumatic situations
•  Bringing food to restock the St. Barnabas Catholic Church
    Food Pantry for Thanksgiving
• Helping the Asheville Pregnancy Support Center by
    collecting baby clothes, diapers, wipes, toiletries, diaper
    bags, small toys, and bibs for these precious gifts from God
•  Conducting food drives for Manna Food Bank
• Visiting nursing homes and singing on special days, such
    as Valentine's Day
•  Assisted the Presbyterian Children's Home
•  Collected coats to be distributed to needy families through
    Asheville-Buncombe Christian Community Ministry
•  Collected pennies and other change for Penny Praise for
    Hurricane Katrina Relief through Samaritan's Purse
•  Participated in Operation Christmas Child, choosing
    appropriate gifts and toiletries and placing them in shoe
    boxes for children in other parts of the world
•  Provided backpacks for needy children attending the
    public school system
• Prepared age appropriate tote bags for children of mothers
    undergoing chemotherapy
•  Prepared letters, amassing phone cards, and sending boxes
    to the soldiers serving our country in Iraq

Upper School Service Projects

•  Adopted nine local families and provided them with items
    at Christmas, including warm clothing, toys, items for        
    personal hygiene, and food
•  Collected over 500 bags of individually wrapped candy for
   distribution at the Boys and Girls Club of America during
   their Fall Festival
•  Collected 373 teddy bears and other stuffed animals and         
    donated them to law enforcement agencies to give to children
    during traumatic situation•  Working at Manna Food Bank       
    to clean and restock shelves
•  Collecting coats to be distributed to the homeless in the
    Asheville area through WNC Rescue Mission
•  Collecting food for the St. Barnabas Catholic Church Food
    Pantry
•  Middle School girls provide and decorate Christmas trees and
    prepare a special meal for the residents of the Asheville
    Women's Shelter.  They also provide gifts for the women and
    children.
•  Cleaning homes, raking leaves, hauling debris, and making
    repairs for the elderly in Henderson County through Habitat
    for Humanity
•  Middle School boys ministered to those at the Asheville Men's
    Veteran's Mission, writing individual letters to each veteran
    thanking each one for his service to our community. The
    boys also prepared a soup and sandwich lunch for these
    deserving men and presented them with large baskets of
    toiletries, magazines, and books.
•  Prepared and decorated tote bags with creative art work and
    filling them with a specially made card, devotional book,
    hand lotion, lip balm and many other useful items for women
    undergoing chemotherapy through HOPE:  A Cancer Center
    For Women
•  Cleaned and reorganized the warehouse for Asheville-
    Buncombe Christian Community Ministry in preparation
    for the holiday season
•  Served meals at the Rescue Mission
•  Helped the Skyland Fire Department by cleaning the bays,
    washing the trucks, blowing leaves from the parking lots
    and grounds, and cleaning the entire building for an annual
    event
•  Raised funds for the Eblen Foundation, which helps families
    in Western North Carolina with medical and other needs
•  Middle School students made and sent Christmas cards the
    troops in Iraq.  They also sent bags of candy for the soldiers to
    give to the children in Iraq.