Community Service Corner
Sharing the Heart of an Eagle with Others, All In For Him!
Jean collection will occur in late January with specific dates coming very soon. We are asking for a donation of just ONE pair, as we still have many left over from last year. If you choose to donate you will be allowed to wear a pair of jeans to school (date TBD). The MS and HS cutting parties will take place during the school day, along with the LS decorating day. Teams of students will trace and cut out shoe patterns from the donated jeans.
Starting in January, our full school community will participate in a service project entitled Sole Hope. Students will be asked to bring in old jeans, which will then be sent to Uganda to be crafted into shoes. The hearts behind Sole Hope is a “heart given by God,” and their mission is to put in place preventable methods to combat diseases that enter through the feet and create a positive difference in the lives of individuals in impoverished communities. Look for more news on this wonderful service opportunity soon – including a “cutting party” after the new year – and start saving those jeans! To learn more about Sole Hope visit www.solehope.org.
In the News
CW Channel 33 TV News created a short video of our POPCS students working hard making shoes for kids in Uganda. Click on the link to watch the video of our kids serving others through Christ:http://cw33.com/2017/01/25/students-make-shoes-their-sole-mission-for-kids-in-africa/ Or watch us on a clip from the Plano Star Courier.
Seven Loaves – SERVICE COMPLETED
2017-2018 service will be to work with The Storehouse of Collin County (previously known as Seven Loaves), our long-standing service partner. They need our help over Thanksgiving. Last year, POPCS Middle School and High School families partnered with Seven Loaves to help feed 1000+ deserving families in Collin County with a full Thanksgiving meal. Families filled a bag (or two) with all the ‘fixins’ to feed a family in need on Thanksgiving. Seven Loaves provided the turkeys and together we all helped feed families. We are going to do the same this year, but now we would love for the entire school to contribute as you feel so led.
Complete a Meal by Filling a Bag with the Following Items: Stuffing Mix Box (serves 6), Sweet Potatoes (16 oz. can), Macaroni and Cheese (7.5 oz box), Mashed Potatoes Box (serves 8) and Cornbread Mix (8.5 oz box).
Donation Deadline: November 13, 2017
Donation Drop Off: Donations may be returned to your child’s classroom (PS-LS), advisories (MS) and HS office (HS).
Donation Amount: There is no limit to how many bags you fill with the items needed to complete a meal.
The Storehouse of Collin County – Seven Loaves Food Pantry flyer available here.
Thank you for supporting our local families in need! To learn about Seven Loaves visit http://www.thestorehousecc.org/seven-loaves-food-pantry. If you have any questions regarding either of these projects please contact PTF Community Service Coordinator, Courtney Holcomb.