Matthew 25 Project
Rockford Christian Schools
Christmas Mission Project
Matthew 25:40: “...Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”
This Christmas season Rockford Christian Schools will Live 2 Give. This opportunity will allow our school to reach out to the community by participating in some local mission projects. With Live 2 Give Rockford Christian can give support, encourage others and show the love of Jesus Christ to families less fortunate in our own city. We are offering our school families ways to get involved this holiday season.
At the Elementary Campus, we are privileged this Christmas to collect non-perishable food items for local families as part of the Salvation Army “Metro Food for the Needy” drive. We will place collection barrels in the hallway at the Hemlock campus for donations. This will allow us to share our blessings with Winnebago County people in need.
Another aspect of Live 2 Give is the Matthew 25 Party. Jesus tells us in Matthew 25:40 that “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Rockford Christian Schools, for the 30th year, will be involved in reaching out to the needy and homeless of Rockford through our Matthew 25 Party held on December 7, 2016. We will partner with Hope Fellowship Church located at 1135 East State Street. Our RCS Sixth Graders will present a program, distribute gifts of warm clothing and shoebox gifts, and serve a delicious holiday dinner. This is a wonderful opportunity for the entire RCS family to help our community. We need donations of new thermal gloves, long underwear (sizes M to XXL), warm socks, blankets, travel-sized toiletries, prepared food for the Matthew 25 Party (see attached), or a monetary donation to help purchase warm clothing and food for our guests. Please send donations to the school marked Matthew 25 Party. Thank you so much for sharing what God has given you as we strive to teach our students how to serve others. Please contact Angela Dishner at 815-391-8000 ext. 119 if you have any questions.
Thank you so much for sharing what God has given you. We look forward to a blessed Christmas season as our wonderful Rockford Christian families work together to help those less fortunate with Live 2 Give!
Listed below are items we will collect and distribute
SALVATION ARMY METRO FOOD DRIVE ITEMS (No Glass containers, please):
- Canned fruit and/or vegetables
- Canned meats (tuna, chicken, ham)
- Packaged food mixes
- Boxed Cereal
- Peanut Butter
- Other non-perishable foods
MATTHEW 25 PARTY CLOTHING– FOR WOMEN, CHILDREN AND MEN (WE ESPECIALLY NEED MEN’S CLOTHING). ALL ITEMS SHOULD BE NEW:
- Thermal gloves and/or hats
- Long underwear (sizes M - XXL)
- Warm socks
- $12 donation will buy a pair of gloves, hat, long underwear
- Hotel size lotion, shampoo, soap/shower gel, deodorant, toothpaste (no mouthwash)
- Food or money donations for the dinner (see link below)