Labors of Love is a fundraiser for Foundation Christian Academy, a private Christian school located in Valrico, Florida, serving students in preschool through high school. It is our mission to prepare hands to serve the community and feet to serve the world with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. We believe in cultivating a servant’s heart. Throughout their many years at FCA, longtime students have the opportunity to serve in so many varying capacities, exposing them to many different needs within and beyond their community. We hope they will find their own way of becoming servants.
Regarding fundraising, we have found that most relatives and friends would rather 100% of their donation go toward funding something special for a child's school as opposed to purchasing a candle, wrapping paper, cookies, etc… whereas only 40% of their money spent would go to the cause. Therefore, we have chosen to do a service-a-thon, which is similar to a walk-a-thon, but provides students with the opportunity to serve others.
Tuition effectively covers the cost of running the school. Fundraisers are used to purchase "extras." Because of those that have participated in LoL the past five years, our teachers are all issued an iPad and our elementary and preschool students have been able to enjoy 4 iPad sync/charging carts and 4 classroom sets of iPads. Large screen TVs were purchased for several classrooms to interact with technology. New playground equipment was purchased and we have an outdoor basketball court. Six classroom sets of Kindles and storage carts were purchased for middle school. Eight iPads were purchased for preschool. Four additional foldable stool lunchroom tables were purchased. LoL funds also paid for our LED sign and for safety reasons, ballistic doors and the ballistic glass have been installed at the main entrance.
In summary, this is our one and only school-wide fundraiser and your LoL donation is not only tax deductible, but it is a fabulous way you can support FCA! Thank you so very much for your interest and financial support of our school.
In His service,
Sherri A. Smith
Preschool & Elementary School Principal