Covenant Love Community School annually hosts the Love Your Neighbor Project, a Serve-a-thon event. In addition to meeting financial needs, the Serve-a-thon is an opportunity to reach out to the community by offering practical assistance and sharing the love of Jesus.
We start the Serve-a-thon with a kick-off event when our students send out sponsorship letters to family, friends, and community members. Donations received through the student’s efforts support the vision of CLCS: “Our graduates are servant leaders transforming the world”.
The culmination of the Serve-a-thon fundraising season takes place in May. The entire school, including family members, friends, and CLCS alumni, embark on two days of community service. The weekend concludes with a celebration dinner for all participants.
Sites for past projects have included
- Francizka Racker Center in Trumansburg
- Raising funds for the Tompkins County SPCA
- Matthew 25 Farm in Tully
- Ithaca Pregnancy Center – sewing
- Dryden Headstart
- Loaves and Fishes in Ithaca
- Finger Lakes Reuse E-Center in Triphammer
- Groton Nursing Home
Sites we visited during the 2016 Serve-a-thon were:
- New York State Trooper Barracks on Route 13 in Freeville – groundskeeping
- Cornell House of Prayer – outdoor clean-up and groundskeeping
- Ithaca Pregnancy Center – sewing and groundskeeping
- Southworth Library in Dryden- clean-up
- Lime Hollow Nature Center – Garden development and maintenance
- Beechtree Rehabilitation Center – musical presentations
- East Ithaca Recreation Trail – clean-up