We are thrilled to announce our first Gather, Give & Gift event to begin an annual Palmetto Christian Academy campaign for #GivingTuesday.
We’re introducing this new campaign and event because of our deep desire to live by our core values: Equip, Pursue and Impact. We believe that this will be an amazing opportunity for our PCA family to demonstrate those values.
This campaign is centered on gathering as a PCA family to give to the PCA Annual Fund and gift to those in our local community who need our help.
How does the Annual Fund impact PCA? It directly supports the school’s greatest assets – our students and teachers. The PCA Annual Fund touches every aspect of each child’s experience inside and outside the classroom. As a private school, we are responsible for every cost and rely on generous donations to provide our children with the tools to succeed. Every dollar contributed to the PCA Annual Fund is used to provide superior faculty advancement training, new technology in the classrooms, facility improvements, and enrichment opportunities that directly benefit your student every day.
Many families and school community members have voiced interest in certain needs for their students. You have not gone unheard! This year, we want to be able to provide our lower school with new fencing for the playground and supply the upper school with new computer carts for their studies. And that’s just the beginning!
Our goal is $50,000 which may seem lofty, but we know we can get there! What’s more – We have a generous PCA family who will match up to $25,000 for any donations made through November 27, 2018. There’s no time like the present to give and help our children to achieve their best. It is our job to equip them with the tools they need in their spiritual and academic pursuits.
While we have our own needs as a school, we also recognize that as a community, we are extremely blessed. In looking in our own backyard, we know that so many others are not.
In addition to our fundraising endeavors for PCA, we want to ensure that we are teaching our children what it means to give back. Sometimes the simplest actions can have the biggest impact. This is an opportunity for the entire PCA family to come together to gift our time to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors.
We will be working with East Cooper Community Outreach to help their efforts in providing community assistance to distressed families in need by providing blessing bags filled with basic supplies, food and toys in our #GivingTuesday campaign. In addition to an on-campus event on Giving Tuesday, we will be initiating #TogetherTuesdays over the next 2 weeks. This means you and your PCA friends and family can gather to gift your time and goods to ECCO. More details to come soon on how you can get involved in #TogetherTuesdays! This is a wonderful opportunity to give your time and talent, in addition to your treasure, in the weeks prior to November 27, 2018, the official Giving Tuesday event.
Our on-campus #GivingTuesday gathering event will be an afternoon of family, fellowship, and fun as we come together to pack, sort and load goods for distribution to East Cooper Community Outreach. We invite all PCA families to join us on November 27 from 3 to 4 pm in the Welcome Center to pack the blessing bags for local families in need.
We are excited to gather together in these endeavors and discover what we are all capable of doing in our school and in our local community.