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We are excited to announce that we will serve Camp Bethel for Project Faith 2024.

Camp Bethel is the non-profit outdoor ministry of the Virlina District Church of the Brethren, located on 470 sacred acres of forests, fields, ponds, streams, and hills in Botetourt County. The camp’s mission is to foster and build relationships with God, with each other, and with all of God’s creation together. This ministry is lived out through summer camps, services, and the availability of their facilities to people of all denominations and backgrounds. Camp Bethel welcomes the participation of children and youth of all faiths, traditions, races, and nationalities, and offers scholarship funding. 

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 100% of your donation goes straight to Project Faith. $0 of your donation will be used to cover credit card transaction fees. This year, all credit card transaction fees for Project Faith sponsorships are being paid for by Cardinal Valley Industrial Supply—an FCS alumni-run local business.


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May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands.

- Psalm 90:17

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.

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 2024

Project Managers

The Project Faith Committee is made up of parent volunteers and alumni who have already been hard at work on Project Faith for months. You will hear soon from the Project Managers with specific details about the workday.

Project Faith Committee:

  • Heather Matthews, Chair
  • Catherine Amiss
  • Katy Eng
  • Jessica Johnson
  • Anne Myers
  • Erin Myers
  • Chelsea Palmer
  • Rachel Pasley
  • Julie Sessor
  • Yvonne Tackett

Logistics Managers

  • Greg Beecher
  • Rob Tackett
  • Brett Jones (Alumni)

Project Faith Student Managers

Fifteen Upper School students will serve alongside Project Managers to guide students and parents at the Project Faith site. They will perform skits, decorate halls, and visit classrooms to raise excitement in the days leading up to Project Faith. The Student Managers have chosen a fun Pirate theme.

Important Dates

  • Friday, January 26 - Project Faith packets will be sent home.  Students will watch a recorded Assembly at school to go over the packets and the link will be available for parents to watch as well. Packets contain copies of the student request letter, brochures, envelopes, instructions, and information to begin the VERY IMPORTANT first step in making Project Faith a success—the letters. For those new to this process, students send letters asking family and friends to sponsor them as they serve on Project Faith. Grades JK - 5th are asked to send out 15 letters each and Grades 6 - 12 are asked to send out 20 letters each. Families with three or more students have a minimum of 40 letters.

  • Tuesday, February 23 - Letters are due back to school. You are welcome to send them in earlier.

  • Tuesday, February 27 - We will pray over the letters. All letters will be mailed from the school that morning.

In preparation:

  • Pull together your Christmas card lists and other names and addresses of possible sponsors.  (A list of your child's previous sponsors will be included in the packet.)
  • Purchase stamps.
  • Again this year, we are providing envelopes for you!

2024 Goals

We are again striving for 100% student participation in sending out letters! We have also asked that every student send sponsor letters to at least three new people, above the minimum required letters. We will also offer a variety of incentives to students who participate in letter writing.

Corporate Sponsorships

Project Faith Corporate Sponsors are vital to the success of Project Faith. Last year local businesses contributed over $44K. If you would like to become a sponsor or know someone who would, please contact Jay Whitmore at 540-769-5200 x. 138.

Project Faith Day / Celebration 

Project Faith Day is a day of service, a full school day dedicated to completing all tasks and having everything packed and cleaned up at the site before we leave. We will break for a mid-morning snack, for lunch, and then once all the work is completed we will all celebrate together at Camp Bethel. This year, Camp Bethel will provide a bag lunch for all attendees.

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

2022-23 – Apple Ridge Farm

Project Faith By The Numbers-2
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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