CCS students donate funds, assemble meals to help hungry children

More than 70 children in Cambodia will have a years worth of meals due to a visit to Feed My Starving Children by the elementary students of Christ Church School on Thursday, March 9. Students and chaperones worked together to assemble 26,352 meals, according to a press release. “It is great to be able to help other kids, and everybody worked together and cheered each other on,” said CCS fourth grade student Kai Cestero, in the press release.

CCS students donate money, time to Feed My Starving Children

Christ Church School junior kindergarten students, elementary students, and chaperones visited Feed My Starving Children in Mesa on Thursday, March 17. They worked together to assemble 22,032 meals to feed hungry children in Peru. These meals will provide 60 children with food for an entire year, according to a press release. “I would recommend this (trip to FMSC) because it is fun to help other kids,” stated CCS fourth grade student Jack Chait, in the release.

Paradise Valley students give animals warm place to sleep

The work of young students at Paradise Valley’s Christ Church School has successfully granted over 100 shelter animals with a warm place to sleep at night. During winter months, temperatures can drop to freezing at night and most of the shelter animals are sleeping on concrete while they wait to be rescued. The third and fourth grade students at Christ Church School in Paradise Valley are animal lovers, and when they learned about the plight of these shelter animals they decided to take action – and turn it into an impromptu class project, according to a press release.

CCS Turkey Trot provides holiday meals to local families

As part of Christ Church School’s focus on healthy, active lifestyles, CCS students and their families spent the day before Thanksgiving break trotting like turkeys. Students were seen trotting all about campus, with elementary students trotting an entire mile. After being awarded participation medals, students enjoyed a light “runner’s snack” and cheered on other competitors, according to a press release. “In the past, we celebrated Thanksgiving with communal meals, but so much food went to waste,” stated Kim Westfall, Head of School at CCS, in the release. “It made us consider those who might not have enough food during the holidays, so we shifted our focus to promoting healthy activities and providing holiday meals to local families in need.”

Christ Church School students raise funds for childhood cancer research

Third and fourth grade students at Christ Church School in Paradise Valley found a fun and interactive way to raise awareness and research funds for childhood cancer. In support of Childhood Cancer Awareness month, these students hosted a lemonade stand during the school’s ice cream social and open house. The students made posters, ran a publicity campaign, stirred up several batches of delicious lemonade, and passed out stickers to donors, according to a press release.

Christ Church School community donates to Haiti

Christ Church School students and families donated 45 hygiene kits, 375 pairs of underwear, and 400 pairs of socks to help children at the Zanmi Beni orphanage in Cange, Haiti. This area of Haiti was devastated in the earthquake of January 2010, and many children were left without families, according to a press release. Zanmi Beni, meaning “blessed friend” in Creole, is home to more than fifty children, many of whom have physical and emotional needs. These children are provided with a permanent home, nutritional and medical necessities, and ongoing emotional, educational, and psycho-social support so they can flourish and grow to have safe and happy lives, the release stated.