It was a monumental undertaking in a relatively short period of time. But God moved hearts to accept the challenge, our PCA family stepped up to make an impact, and many children were blessed as a result! We are delighted to share with you that every single child at Chicora Elementary in North Charleston received a blessing bag on December 20 with a new uniform in just the right size. Thanks to you, 355 children felt the love of Christ from our school family as we reached out to our neighbors in need. We are beyond grateful for your generosity and your willingness to do some last minute shopping so that we might bless these children.
The Chick-fil-A Leader Academy, a group of 28 PCA High School students, decided to take on this task for their Do Good December project. On the last Thursday before Christmas break, our Leader Academy students traveled to Chicora Elementary to deliver the blessing bags. What we couldn't have imagined is how God would use that time to connect our hearts with the hearts of the children we hoped to help. We were fortunate to spend time in the classrooms.. just visiting, talking with the children, helping some with their math assignments and reading, but most importantly, simply being present with them. It was an incredible morning, and many of the Chicora teachers and staff were so touched by the kindness of our students that they asked if we would consider returning as guests during National Reading Day, or possibly for other school events.
Servant leadership is what the Leader Academy is all about, and we thank you for your role in helping us to make an impact through action.