In May, Shoreline Christian School (SCS), a private school in Shoreline, WA, responded to the increased number of families facing hunger due to the pandemic. Normally, SCS holds their annual Jogathon each May, but due to COVID-19, gathering together became impossible and one of the school’s biggest fundraisers of the year was cancelled. With heavy hearts around what was happening due to the virus, the school wanted to help their community, and thus their fundraiser for Food Lifeline was created!
As a school, they were excited and honored to partner with Food Lifeline. After researching ways that their small but big-hearted community could help neighbors local and statewide, they chose Food Lifeline as the organization of choice for many reasons. Not only did the organization have many resources that equipped them for a successful fundraiser, but they felt that Food Lifeline’s relationships with their 300 agency partners aligned with the school’s goal to serve as many people in need as possible.
Shoreline Christian School students produced creative ways to spread the word. Fun videos to encourage giving were posted on students’ fundraising pages and social media, email and texts were sent out to the community, and once again, a lot of joy and excitement was buzzing around. Thanks to the help of SCS staff members who organized the event and the hard work and commitment of SCS students and families, Shoreline Christian School raised over $25,000 for Food Lifeline in just two weeks! On top of that, gracious school donors agreed to match, so the school also received the same amount.
The participation and opportunity to be able to help in a tangible and impactful way was truly wonderful for the SCS community. Shoreline Christian School is so grateful for organizations like Food Lifeline who continuously support their communities.
Thank you so much Shoreline Christian School for your commitment to your neighbors and supporting Food Lifeline’s mission to end hunger.