CSP 2017 Response Form

CSP 2017 Volunteer Form


 

 

ONLINE DONATIONS

For those wishing to support the CSP with a donation we have provided a QUICK LINK to Faith's Online Donation Center.  All donations are appreciated.  If you wish your donation to be credited to a particular student(s), please email the school to let the office know the name(s) of the students being sponsored: school@faithramseur.org.

Link to Online Donation Center


 

WHAT IS CSP?

CSP stands for Community Service Program. The CSP is the primary fundraiser for Faith Christian School and is based on the classical “thon” concept, ie: Jog-a-thon, Walk-a-thon, Bowl-a-thon, Rock-a-thon. What sets the Community Service Program apart from the other “thons” is that instead of our students soliciting donations for jogging, or walking or bowling, they raise money for the purpose of giving five hours serving those in need in Randolph and surrounding counties. This service is rendered to those served at no cost to those being served.

Why is there a need for fundraisers?

The annual operating budget for FCS is over one million dollars. Student tuition covers only 65% of the annual expenses. The remaining 35% of the funds needed each year come primarily from donations and fundraising. Instead of engaging in a wide number of fundraising possibilities, such as candy sales, cookies sales, et al., the school does basically one large school wide fundraiser – the CSP.

How does the CSP operate?:

  1. The CSP organizers are busy, almost year round, lining up projects through HOSPICE, Randolph Consolidated Services, area nursing homes, federal housing developments and many folks who are in need help around their homes.
  2. FCS provides each school family with a CSP Packet which contains all the information needed to help them and the school meet the goals of this fundraiser.
  3. Students will begin to solicit pledges and donations for their community service work. The students will be looking for family, friends, neighbors and area businesses to sponsor them for five hours of community service. Each pledge or donation will be submitted on an individual CSP SPONSOR SHEET and will be turned in on a specified TURN IN DAY. The school will issue bills for all pledges and send a “thank you” for all the donations. There are two suggested ways students can secure pledges and donations: 1.) Make phone calls to close friends and family members. (It has been a common experience for people to prefer to make a donation for community service as opposed to buying sale items). 2.) Next, students can send the CSP SPONSOR SHEETS to friends and family in other states. All mailed in pledges and donations will be credited to each specified family.
  4. On the specified TURN IN DAY, all pledges and donations will be collected and tallied. At this point, incentive rewards will be assigned (These rewards vary from year to year. The CSP Packet will contain details of incentive program).
  5. On the specified CSP Day, the entire faculty and staff will mobilize and go out into the community to perform community service. Classes from Grade 4 and below will be visiting the various nursing homes in the county. Students in grades 5 thru 12 will be organized into teams of three or four students and sent out to work under the supervision of a teacher or an adult volunteer. Each year, the teams complete approximately 70 community projects.
  6. The office processes all pledges and donations and sends “thank you notes” to all participants. The office will distribute a DONATION REPORT which will allow each family to know who sponsored their child so that each family may send an additional “thank you note” if they so choose.

What type of work is done on CSP day?

Our students paint, rakes leaves, clean houses, wash windows, make minor repairs, visit nursing homes, perform programs and just about anything else they are asked to do. CSP Day is truly a special day. Most of our students are very blessed, materially, and the CSP Day gives them a chance to minister to others in need. They have opportunity to serve and experience the appreciation expressed by those served.

How can people help with the CSP program?

The key word is, VOLUNTEER. CSP needs include: helping with mailings, providing transportation to and from the nursing homes, supervising a work group and much more. We encourage everyone that can to help and make the CSP program a success.

What is the Capital Assessment Fee, and what does it have to do with CSP?

Since fundraising is important to the operation of FCS, it is important that every family participate in this one major fundraiser. To help ensure that every family participates, a “potential fee,” called the Capital Assessment Fee, is charged to every family. Families who reach their CSP fundraising goal will not have to pay the Capital Assessment Fee. Families may choose to simple pay the Capital Assessment Fee instead of solicit pledges and donations. This is a system used successfully by other schools, and allows the administration to keep tuition lower and approximate the fundraising budget for the school year.

 


A Great Day to Be an Eagle

school - '16 csp"Amazingly wonderful" described our Community Service Program 2016. But has there ever been a bad day to serve our community? The Faith family not only had beautiful weather to serve in areas including Randolph, Chatham, and Moore Counties, but we also had the most parent/grandparent volunteers ever to help carry out the work. According to Tami Moger, event coordinator, "Everything meshed together in an unusual way. Even when some parents had to cancel, the Lord blessed and worked it out much better than we could have planned."

Such an event takes long hours, days, and yes, even months to get all the details in order. Mrs. Sherri Hohneisen expressed her appreciation for Tami Moger and how she works so hard to make this day a success. She said, "I have often heard Tami say, 'There are literally hundreds of moving parts that must be in motion on a day like this.'"

As the day progressed, groups finished their own jobs and were able to help other groups with bigger jobs so that a total of 53 projects were completed! One group arrived at their job location to help an elderly lady but found the Lord would have them minister in a way not anticipated. The lady's husband had died, and washing her windows at that moment was not the greatest need; thus, the group leaders ministered sympathy and encouragement with plans to send cards soon to the dear lady.

Across town the senior girls washed 270 windows at the various buildings at Crossroads Retirement Community. One lady came out of her room to ask two of the girls to help her put the fourth corner of her sheet onto the bed. The girls eagerly helped as the lady literally cried as they easily were able to do a job the lady struggled with.

The eighth grade boys went to a house in Randleman. Trevor Brunson shared, "The lady was 99 years and 6 months old! And she didn't have any legs!" He was glad they could help her with some yard work.

With grateful hearts, we applaud our volunteers for helping make this day successful. Our Lord was honored as we served Him through serving others. As this school year progresses, may our prayer continue to echo with Joshua of the Old Testament, "As for me and... [my school], we will serve the Lord."

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