What is the Servathon? Our Servathon is a “Day of Service” to help those in the community. Students raise money in teams for our tuition assistance fund, and then on April 6th, we set aside a day to serve our community with 1,000 Acts of Service—including meals and handmade gifts. Students will volunteer at local non-profits—sorting food, furniture, books, and clothes, as well as serving lunch, and visiting local assisted living homes, hospitals and local police, fire & rescue departments to share a message of gratefulness and care. Our Servathon is an opportunity for student’s to support our school and serve others!
This is the ninth consecutive year of doing such an event at CLS, and staff and students are excited for the scope of the projects. Every student will participate, from pre-school through high school in what Governor Larry Hogan has recognized as “outstanding service…to the citizens of this state” as part of the Governor’s Citation for Service which he issued for this event.
Thanks to your generous support of our student’s service during our Servathon, we raised $88,506 from 1,106 donations! Wow! THANK YOU to everyone who donated, to our students who worked so hard to bless others, and to our Lord who gives the growth. Watch this video for a fun overview of our day!
Sponsorships made in support of student service directly benefit the mission of the school, which is to educate students to think biblically and live passionately for Christ. Your giving provides for more families access to this mission. Everyone needs a little help, and a little help goes a long way. All funds raised go towards Covenant Life School’s Tuition Assistance Fund that provides financial support to qualifying families to help afford a Christian education.
Thank you for encouraging our students and their efforts to support front-liners, those in need, the elderly, the lonely, and many more.
See examples below for some of the many ways our students invested throughout the day.
- Our High School students delivered our gifts to MoCo Coalition for Homeless, Helping Hands Women’s Shelter, A Wider Circle, Rockville Women’s Center, Rebuilding Together MoCo, & more.
- Elementary students made tissue-paper flower bouquets for mothers on bedrest at Shady Grove Hospital, pastors and staff at Cov Life, and decorated birthday bags for children facing illness at Food & Friends DC.
- High School students did Easter crafts at Ben Gaither Senior Center, painted watercolors at Forrest Oak Towers, and Middle School Strings provided a performance at Asbury Methodist Retirement Village.
- Seniors delivered our gifts to four firehouses, and our PreK hosted the MoCo Fire Department to thank them for their service. We’re so grateful for the courage and service of our first responders.
- Middle School students worked to complete acts of service for Cov Life Church—planting flowers, mulching, cleaning, organizing, etc. The best part was they did it joyfully.
- We delivered 500 cat toys at the MoCo Adoption Center and our 3rd grade class wrote “Why You Should Adopt Me” essays for the Shelter Pets. These essays are now proudly displayed next to the pets!
- High School students served in the morning on-site helping the younger kids with all the projects and then went off-site to serve at several local non-profits (Habitat for Humanity ReStore, A Wider Circle, Nourish Now, & Interfaith Works)
- Students served at the NIH Children’s Inn, cleaning the Sport Court and organizing and preparing their equipment. They assisted with linen organization, and assembled Easter goodie bags for the children in residence.
- Middle School students tied blankets for newborns at Shady Grove Pregnancy Center, crafted tissue-paper flowers for moms on bedrest, assembled toiletry kits, and meals for those facing food insecurity and homelessness.
- Seniors delivered gifts of encouragement to the Gaithersburg Police department. They also cleaned and sorted at the Gaithersburg Library, and even helped mulch 160 trees at Laytonia Recreational Park!
A BIG THANK YOU to all who volunteered their time, sponsored students, and helped spread the word about this event. A special thank you to our Sponsors who helped underwrite the cost of the event. Don’t forget to watch the video!
Many parents don’t realize there are ways to support CLS without it costing them any money. This means that there is a feasible way for every family to help support Covenant Life School!
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Support CLS without it costing you any money. See below for options.
- IGIVE FUNDRAISER
Join iGive today (for free). When you login and shop their 2,000+ stores (Walmart, Expedia, Groupon, and so many more), CLS will earn donations. Learn more here.
- TOGETHER IN EDUCATION – HARRIS TEETER
You can help earn funds for the school while shopping at Harris Teeter! Sign-up your VIC Card through this link!
- BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Statement of Purpose
“The Corporate Champions Club supports the strong academics and leadership development efforts that are the hallmarks of Covenant Life School.”
What is the Corporate Champions Club?
The Corporate Champions Club is a group of local businesses who give a charitable sponsorship or who donate annual services to CLS worth $500 or more each year. These companies are gratefully recognized on our school website, in the lobby, and in e-newsletters to our community. Companies that contribute more than $1,500 a year are considered Premier Members. Special recognition is also given to our Platinum Sponsors who support CLS annually with a gift of $5,000 or more and are recognized most prominently.
Click HERE to make a one-time donation, OR to set up a recurring monthly donation and become a Corporate Champion. Once we receive your gift, we’ll contact you to confirm your membership.
Statement of Purpose
“We believe in the value of Christian education. Therefore, we will stand as a cornerstone in support of Covenant Life School, ensuring a strong future for the coming generations.”
What is the Cornerstone Society?
The Cornerstone Society is a special group of people who have made leadership gifts – often multi-year pledges – to support the future of Covenant Life School. By establishing a multi-year giving society, the school assures a steady income flow for future planning.
The Benefits of Membership
Cornerstone Society members are given opportunities to build community with one another through special events and meetings with school leadership. Members are also encouraged to invite friends to join.
To obtain a brochure with complete details, please stop by the front office, or email Jessica Marcantonio. Thank you for your enthusiasm for and commitment to Covenant Life School.
Do you share a vision for the kind of impact a Christ-centered education has on young people?
For as little as $10 a month you can provide an invaluable resource, a regular, stable source of revenue.
When you Become a Vision Partner, your monthly giving helps to offset the cost of education beyond tuition so that CLS can continue to reach more families and impact more young lives.
IT TAKES MORE THAN TUITION
Our goal is to offer an excellent Christian school education at a tuition rate within the reach of most families who want this for their children.
So why should you contribute to CLS, even if your family is paying tuition, or has paid tuition for an alumni in the past? Tuition alone does not cover the costs necessary to educate a child. To remain accessible to more families, we keep tuition lower than the actual cost of a student’s education, and we rely on the generosity of school families and community members to cover the gap with extra funding. Without donated support every year, it would be impossible for the school to continue making the improvements and changes that continue to take us to the next level.
“When we made the decision for our sons to attend CLS, I thought that our tuition covered the cost, and I was surprised to learn that we would be requested to participate in various fund-raising activities. Now that I understand the school finances, especially in comparison to other nearby private schools, I see the need for fundraising in addition to tuition. My family also understands the vision and mission of Covenant Life School and we are eager to help advance that mission and vision.” –CLS Parent