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Providence Classical School is preparing to celebrate its annual Spirit and Service Week and asking members of the community to join in the fun and satisfaction of giving back.
The school, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, has selected one charitable organization in the community to partner with each day this week.
In addition to raising money and gathering supplies for their community beneficiaries, Providence Classical School students will be able to enjoy different dress themes every day to foster school spirit and a sense of community.
The week starts off with “Wacky Tacky Day” on Monday, for which students are encouraged to wear mismatched outfits, fun hats and crazy socks. Students and members of the community are also being asked to bring puppy and kitten milk replacement, canned cat and dog food, soft dog treats, cleaning supplies and monetary donations for Heritage Humane Society.
“Tropical” Tuesday brings a new theme and a new community beneficiary: Students will come decked out in aloha shirts, bright colors, leis and shades while bringing Bibles, paper grocery bags and canned fruit for Grove Christian Outreach Center.
Wednesday is “Dress Like Your Prayer Buddy Day,” for which students will coordinate matching outfits with their prayer partner. Wednesday’s collection is for paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, garbage bags, children and adults clothing, bedding, pillows and diapers for Avalon Center.
Thursday is “Country & Western Day” and students and community members alike are being asked to donate peanut butter and jelly, canned tuna, apple sauce, spaghetti noodles and sauce, canned soups and beans, powdered milk, coats, blankets and kitchen items for FISH‘s food pantry and clothes closet.
The week will close out with “America/Spirit Wear” day, when students will don red, white and blue to show off their patriotism. Harbor Homeless Day Care Center is the community beneficiary on Friday and donations of small toiletries and K-Cup coffees are being solicited. Students will also be deployed around town Friday for a day of working on service projects at the 4-H Center, Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center, local police and fire departments and the U.S. armed services.
Throughout the week, students will also be participating in a coin drive to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, as well as a used bike collection.
“This is an amazing week for PCS,” Head of School Susan Oweis said. “We celebrate our school in fun ways, and our community in tangible ways, through daily outreach to our community partners. We welcome the community to join us and review our collection lists, featuring the most-needed items from each partner, and to consider donating items or funds that we will deliver.”
Donations and items may be brought to the main office in labeled bags; bicycles and helmets may be dropped off in the Dialectic/Rhetoric School lot, near Bldg. 4000.