As a 2nd grader at the CCS Frederickson Elementary campus, Grace Schuld captured the hearts of many when she was featured in the Fall 2016 issue of Good2Know. She had expressed a concern about having to go to a school where she couldn’t “talk about Jesus.” Gifts to tuition assistance helped her be able to enroll at CCS. You might remember Grace by the story of her heartfelt response to driving by a person in need; she couldn’t just pass him by, so she asked her mom if they could give him a chewy bar from her purse.
So, three years later, where are Grace and her little brothers? We can answer that question because of where you are. Your kindness and faithfulness and your continued lifestyle of giving keep the opportunity open for the Schuld family and others to stay in their school. Grace and her brother Jaxson were recently asked how they feel about their school. Both of them, in an expression of how much they love their school, said they want to stay here forever! When they glanced at their mom for reassurance, your gift, although unseen, was in the room as she gave them a subtle reassuring nod. The expressions of joy and confidence on their faces were made possible by you.
As a 2nd grader, Grace showed her love for others through a chewy bar for someone on the roadside. As a fifth grader she is using her Feet to Faith project to raise $346 to help foster kids. She knows the power of a well-placed gift because she’s living it. In this act alone you can see your gifts to the school raising up compassionate, discerning leaders. You are changing the world into a kinder and more charitable place. Thank you for investing your gift in Grace. Through her, your gift moves forward into the future, and your impact lives on.
450 families that gave.
There are lots of heroes in this story. From preparing for the Phone-a-thon, volunteering to make calls, or giving generously over the phone, you impacted students at Cascade Christian. You are a part of a community committed to keeping students at the school they love.
The Phone-a-thon attracts enthusiastic volunteers each night, and when they show up, they enter a room full of faith. They instantly become part of a community committed to one shared mission and purpose: to keep Cascade Christian students at the school they love.
These volunteers represent current parents, grandparents, students, and friends of CCS. In some cases, even little ones—future Cougars—are in tow. This year it was so heartwarming to see volunteers from different campuses teaming up and building friendships while sharing meals together, cheering one another on when a pledge was received … and even taking turns holding a fellow volunteer’s baby so she could keep calling! The Phone-a-thon makes friends out of strangers. To each of you who picked up the phone to call or to answer the call, you are a hero in this story. Thank you for giving to provide students the opportunity to learn and grow through a Cascade Christian education.
To each of you who picked up the phone to call or to answer the call, you are a hero in this story.
The sun was still asleep, and the September air on the golf course was cool and crisp, with the threat of rain hanging in the clouds. Before anyone was even visible, voices rang out across the parking lot, and it was clear that the student athletes had arrived! Most of them, though still half asleep at this early hour, brought their joy and spirit to the course. And before the shotgun fired to start the tournament, you were there—the person who cared and who gave. Your gift empowered a fleet of student athletes to reach for their goals, to grow, to learn, to improve, and to be victorious. Your support is helping them do all that God has designed them to do to bring about the victory.
And thanks to your support, this year’s Cougar Classic had the following:
• Most sponsorships ever (literally every sponsorship was sold!)
• Most student athletes on the course
• Most money raised: $33,000
Your gifts brought a victory for CCS student athletes. Thank you for making the difference in their lives!
And let’s not forget the winners of this year’s Cougar Classic: Tommy Collins and his team!