Project Faith 2022 Announcement:
We are excited to announce that for our 21st year of Project Faith our all-school fundraiser and service project on Friday, April 29th, we will serve Saint Francis Service Dogs.
This year nearly 500 students, parents, faculty, and alumni will serve Saint Francis Service Dogs by painting, cleaning, landscaping, repairing, and organizing. These are projects the organizations simply would not be able to complete due to budget and personnel constraints.
Saint Francis Service Dogs is a non-profit organization accredited by Assistance Dogs International, whose purpose is to help children and adults with disabilities become more independent and self-sufficient through partnership with a professionally trained service dog. Saint Francis dogs greatly enhance the quality of life with a new sense of freedom and independence, while providing unconditional acceptance and companionship.
Saint Francis Service Dogs does not charge for the service dogs and relies solely on donors, grantors, and corporate sponsorships to cover the cost. Saint Francis depends on volunteer puppy raisers who spend up to a year teaching the puppies initial commands. Then the puppies move on to Advanced Training with field trainers and staff trainers. Saint Francis Service Dogs also partners with the Virginia Department of Corrections at Bland Correctional Facility. Through their Prison Pup Program, inmates raise and train Saint Francis puppies during the first year of initial commands.
Project Faith Corporate Sponsors are vital to the success of Project Faith. Last year local businesses contributed over $40K. If you would like to know how to become a sponsor or know someone who would, please contact Jay Whitmore @ 540.769.5200 extension 138.