Christ Community Lutheran School Giving Opportunities
With each season comes new opportunities for learning, growing, and giving.
This takes place in the Fall and is an exciting day for our walkers and bikers. The kids work hard for several weeks in order to meet their fundraising goals. They are rewarded with exciting prizes that motivate them, such as movie days, brand new bikes, field trips, and ice cream socials. The monies they raise go toward new equipment and supplies for their school, such as lunch tables and technology. Never underestimate the capabilities of motivated young students!
Jeff Stern Memorial Golf Tournament
Jeff Stern was an important leader in our school ministry, serving as board chair for many years. He oversaw many changes and much growth at Christ Community as well as the building of our new school facility in 2001.
Jeff was a loving father to Zach and Allie Stern (former CCLS students). A long time golfer, the school golf tournament was renamed in his honor after he passed away in 2006. Jeff is missed but not forgotten by everyone who knew him! Proceeds go to the Student Aid Program.
Watch for your sponsorship opportunity in September-October each year!
Gilbert Paschka Adopt-A-Student Program
Gilbert Paschka, a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church had a passion for Lutheran education. He was excited to hear about new families enjoying the blessings of a Lutheran school. In Gilbert’s memory, the Board of Directors has established an Adopt-A-Student Program. The Gilbert Paschka Adopt-A-Student Program encourages people to step forward in faith and donate money toward tuition for students whose families demonstrate financial need above and beyond the capacity of Student Aid. The program has multiple benefits: it allows children to enroll at CCLS who otherwise may not be able to afford the tuition and it allows people to demonstrate good stewardship of the financial blessings God has given them by sharing their gifts and multiplying our ministry. Donations to the Gilbert Paschka Adopt-A-Student Program are tax deductible.
This is the biggest fundraiser of the CCLS school year. It operates as both a silent auction and a live auction. After participants have enjoyed a full meal, they are led through the silent auction items. These have been donated from local businesses and crafted by area artisans throughout the year in preparation for this event. Other items are donated to the General Store, such as home baked items, and handmade home goods. The last part of the evening is the live auction, with some other popular games tossed into the thrilling mix. It's a fun, can't-miss evening for the whole family!
Minnesota’s favorite pizzas, Heggies! Look for these in January. There are no catalogs or complicated order forms. Pepperoni, sausage, spicy, breakfast, there's a pizza for everyone! This is a great time to stock up your freezer, because every family needs a frozen pizza night!
St. Jude Trike-A-Thon
The St. Jude Trike-A-Thon is a fun, service-learning program that teaches tricycle and riding toy safety while helping the children of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Children learn about what it means to do good things for other kids in the community around them. By participating in this program, you and your child will be helping children battle cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. With your help, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital can continue its mission to find cure and save children.
Our preschoolers on their trikes, scooters, and Big Wheels raise as much as $1,535 for St. Jude! We look forward to the Trike-A-Thon every year and enjoy cheering for the preschoolers as they cruise around the gym track.