Alpharetta Christian Academy educates children in a safe, caring, and loving environment. ACA actively teaches children to give back to the community in an age appropriate manner.
Fall 2014, ACA went beyond its typical service project to hold 3 fundraisers to help others in need. Children age three and up rode their bicycles and scooters in a bike-a-thon to benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA). Throughout the week, each class had a scheduled time to ride to help other children. Thanks to the efforts of children, parents, and teachers, ACA raised $4352 to give to CHOA. According to CHOA, this money “will be used to help pay for healthcare for a child whose family otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford to have them treated.” Earlier in the fall, the school held a hat day for CURE Childhood Cancer and raised $1525 and an Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS which received $800 (see below for more info.). Ms. Klaus’s kindergarten class explained their efforts by saying, “Serving is a way we show others that we love them!”
Alpharetta Christian Academy fifth graders in conjunction with First Baptist Church of Alpharetta served lunch (2015) to approximately 200 City of Alpharetta Workers at Wills Park. The students enjoyed serving the Jim and Nick’s Barbecue lunch to honor our service workers for all they do on a daily basis. The fifth graders had the opportunity to thank city personnel including fire and police, parks and recreation, engineering and public works, and city staff. One ACA student, Devon, commented that she “liked the feeling of serving others, and it was fun.” The students all agreed that they had been looking forward to this event and the opportunity to serve those who routinely serve them.
Original article 2/12 and updated since. Updated 9/20/2014 and 11/4/2014