For our 22nd year of Project Faith, our all-school fundraiser and service project, volunteers served Apple Ridge Farm.
Apple Ridge Farm is a non-profit organization that transforms the lives of our community’s underserved children and families through engagement in unparalleled educational, cultural, and outdoor experiences. Its vision is to grow the well-being of the underserved communities in the Roanoke and New River valleys through the exploration and execution of environmental sustainability, leadership, success mentoring, and exposure to outdoor experiences.
Click here to learn more about Apple Ridge Farm >>
This year's verse:
“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord” - Romans 12:11
What is Project Faith?
Project Faith is an extraordinary undertaking with the purpose of serving our community for the past 22 years. For one day, the entire school works at area organizations lending time and energy to accomplish a multitude of tasks. This year nearly 500 students, parents, faculty, and alumni will serve Apple Ridge Farm by painting, cleaning, landscaping, repairing, and organizing. These are projects the organization simply would not be able to complete due to budget and personnel constraints.
We desire that our students understand the importance of honoring God by serving others. Project Faith provides students the opportunity to invest in their community by working for the good of others. In addition, students serve their school by asking for financial support.
Heather Matthews served as the Project Faith Committee Chair and lead a team of Project Managers, parent volunteers, and alumni. This year’s Project Faith Committee included:
- Heather Matthews, Chair
- Samantha Clayman
- Erin Myers
- Chelsea Palmer
- Catherine Amiss
- Julie Sessor
- Rachel Pasley
- Ashley Vaughan
- Jenna Beecher
- Anne Myers
- Greg Beecher and Alumni Brett Jones, Logistics Managers
Project Faith Student Managers
Twenty juniors and seniors were selected to serve as Project Faith Student Managers. This group was created several years ago for Upper School students to serve alongside Project Managers to guide students and parents at the Project Faith site. They performed skits, decorated halls, and visit each classroom to raise excitement in the days leading up to Project Faith. The Student Managers chose a fun "SPY" theme for their efforts this year.
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 at 540-769-5200 extension 138.
How can you, your friends, family, and business associates support Project Faith?
Your support is critical in helping Faith Christian School succeed. In early February, students mail out letters asking to be sponsored for Project Faith. Typically, over 4,000 letters are sent out every spring and donations come in from all over the world. Each student is requested to send out a minimum number of letters and many students and families go above and beyond.
Where has Project Faith served previously?
2002-03 – Fishburn Park
2003-04– Roanoke Valley Greenways Commission and the National Park Service: portions of the 6 miles hiking trail around the Roanoke Mountain Campground
2004-05 – Roanoke Valley Greenways Commission and the National Park Service: hiking trail around the Roanoke Mountain Campground
2005-06 - US Park Service and the Roanoke Valley Greenways Commission: Mill Mountain
2006-07 – Mill Mountain and Fern Park
2007-08 – Rescue Mission: Thrift Store, Women’s Shelter
2008-09 – Rescue Mission’s Jubilee Acres
2009-10 – Salvation Army downtown Roanoke: Men’s and Women’s Shelters, Community Center
2010-11– Mill Mountain Wildflower Garden; Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway; Roanoke Mountain Campground; YWCA; Blue Ridge Women’s Center
2011-12 – Mill Mountain Discovery Center; Mill Mountain Wildflower Garden; Roanoke Mountain; Chestnut Ridge Horse Trail; Roanoke River Trail
2012-13 – Manna Ministries; Society of St. Andrew – Gleaning America’s Fields; Charity Cottage; Rescue Mission; Feeding America
2013-14 – Historic downtown Jefferson Center
2014-15 – Red Cross; Acts 2; Straight Street; Jefferson Center
2015-16 – Grandin Village - Grandin Theatre; Local Roots; Viva la Cupcake; The Church of Grandin Village; The Heights Community Church; Imagination Station; 7-11; Tarpley Park
2016-17 – Camp Alta Mons
2017-18 – Roanoke County Explore Park
2018-19 – Healing Strides of Virginia
2019-20 – HopeTree Family Services, Salem VA
2020-21 – 20th Anniversary of PF - Mill Mountain Zoo; HopeTree Family Services
2021-22– Saint Francis Service Dogs
Eye Care & Surgery
Century Title Services, Inc.
Sessor Family—In Honor of the Class of 2023
Wilson Law Firm, PLC
Online Giving Sponsor
Logo Level Sponsors
A & D Fence
Blue Ridge Diesel Injection, Inc.
Custer's Custom Painting Service, Inc.
David L. Ellis, Jr.-Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Guelich Capital Management, LLC
Homestead Settlement Services, LLC
LMC Safety Barricade Corp.
Merrill, Gobble-Hammer & Associates
Pro-Line Trailer Sales
Roanoke Valley Orthodontics
-David Jones, DDS
SABO Excavation and Hauling
The Sherwin-Williams Co.
Virginia Furniture Market
American National Bank
Anderson & Reed, LLP
Bank of the James
Capstone Project Services, PLC
First Citizens Bank
Freedom First Credit Union
Friendship Health & Rehab Center South
Mountain State Oral & Facial Surgery
Roanoke Gas Company
Salem Surgical Associates
Stockner Excavation, LLC
Total Life Counseling, Inc.
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 at 540.769.5200 extension 138.
3585 Buck Mountain Road, Roanoke, VA 24018
Phone: 540.769.5200 | Admissions Email: email@example.com
Visit Calendar Employment Notice of Non-Discrimination Policy