Around 300 students and teachers from the Upper Division spent the day on December 1, working together and packing over 10,000 meals for students in low income schools and orphanages in Haiti. Several students commented on how good it felt to have the opportunity to help kids who have less than them in another country and wished that they could do more. They have set next year’s goal at providing at least 20,000 meals and doubling their goal from this year. The Upper Division students and teachers raised just over $21,000 from the Feed the Need fundraiser to provide these meals and to raise much needed funds for the school. The top student fundraisers were Emma Crews with $1,000, Darcy Crews with $766.82 and Zoe Hoffman with $600.49.
Thank you so much to our Corporate Sponsors, Markham Express, Kids First Dentistry, Chris Nickas State Farm Agent, Ortega Orthodontics, The Loop Restaurant, The Edge Rockwall Gym, Whit’s Frozen Custard, Cosine Designs and The Jaguars Foundation.
What is Feed the Need?
In alignment with our school’s mission to empower students to discover and live out their God-given purpose, we have partnered with Feed the Need for a 7th-12th grade fundraising event! This is a unique fundraiser that combines raising much needed funds for our school, with a “one day missions trip” where our students will pack and ship 10,000 meals for children in orphanages and low income schools in Haiti. You can learn more about Feed the Need fundraisers by watching their short intro video here: What is Feed the Need?
Feed the Need Kickoff
On Thursday, October 22, we kicked off our Feed the Need event by having our students set up their personalized fundraising pages by texting “TCA” to 71777 and following the step by step directions. Once a student sets up their personalized page, they are assigned their own url and their own “TCA” keyword that they can share with others to collect sponsors for their page. For example, they can copy and paste their page’s url to share on their social media pages or they can ask friends to text their specific keyword, “TCA___”, to 71777 to donate directly to their page. In the example below, the fundraiser would instruct their family and friends to text “TCA5” to 71777 to donate to her page.
Another way to get to a specific student’s fundraising page is by going to our school’s Feed the Need homepage and searching for the student’s name under the fundraisers tab. You can find the homepage here: TCA Feed the Need Homepage
For every $200 a student raises, he or she will get to pop a balloon from the prize wall that is filled with great prizes! Prizes include packets of homework passes, Air pods, gift cards, cash, Nintendo Switches, packets of dress down day passes, Disney/Universal Tickets, off campus lunches, a PS5, and so much more!
The highest performing grade will get to participate in a Food Truck Friday with their whole grade!
What Will the Money be Used For?
These funds will help bridge the gap between tuition and the full cost of educating a student, which will allow TCA to enhance our students’ education. Current fundraising needs include Wi-Fi upgrades, science equipment, new band instruments, class sets of Chromebooks, home economic upgrades, VR masks, new athletic uniforms, athletic equipment, and more!
Help TCA meet our $50,000 goal, while also helping discipleship and personal growth of our students by promoting our Feed the Need fundraiser today!
For questions, contact our Development and Fundraising Coordinator, Crystal Dow, at firstname.lastname@example.org.