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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. 

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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. 

Our Purpose

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.

Project Managers

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.

Corporate Sponsorships

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.

Project Faith By The Numbers 2023 (1)

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

2020-2120th Anniversary of PF -  Mill Mountain Zoo; HopeTree Family Services 

2021-22– Saint Francis Service Dogs


Project Faith By The Numbers-1
Eye Care & Surgery

T-shirt Sponsor

Century Title Services, Inc.

Premier Sponsor

Sessor Family—In Honor of the Class of 2023

Celebration Sponsor

Wilson Law Firm, PLC

Online Giving Sponsor

Logo Level Sponsors

A & D Fence

Blue Ridge Diesel Injection, Inc.


Copeland Excavation

Custer's Custom Painting Service, Inc.

David L. Ellis, Jr.-Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Guelich Capital Management, LLC

Hall Associates

Homestead Settlement Services, LLC

LMC Safety Barricade Corp.

Merrill, Gobble-Hammer & Associates

Palmer Welding

Pro-Line Trailer Sales


Roanoke Lifestyle

Roanoke Valley Orthodontics
-David Jones, DDS

Ropho Sales

SABO Excavation and Hauling

Salem Surgical

The Sherwin-Williams Co.

Tidy Services

Universal Rx

Virginia Furniture Market


American National Bank

Anderson & Reed, LLP

Bank of the James

Branch Management

Capstone Project Services, PLC

First Citizens Bank

Freedom First Credit Union

Friendship Health & Rehab Center South


Mountain State Oral & Facial Surgery

Nutrien Solutions


Prestige Acres

Roanoke Gas Company

Stanley Interiors

Salem Surgical Associates

Stockner Excavation, LLC

Total Life Counseling, Inc.

Urology Associates

VFP, 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.







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