Mark 10:45, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (ESV)
Each year, Plymouth Christian Academy students, staff, and parent volunteers embark on a weeklong Servathon, Project SHINE. Project SHINE serves several purposes for PCA. The most important purpose is to open the eyes of PCA students to the needs of others and then train them to step out and serve. At PCA, we strive to produce students who will lead lives dedicated to learning, leadership, and service. Project SHINE helps us fulfill this mission by educating our students about the needs in our community and around the world, and then having them perform age-appropriate service projects or volunteer work.
Project SHINE also serves as a fundraiser for PCA. It works like any other “athon”; friends and family support the participant’s day of service by making grateful for the outpouring of support the school receives through this project.
During the 2016 Project SHINE, PCA students, staff, and parent volunteers have the honor of serving the following organizations, either by donation of items that were collected and assembled, or through a day of volunteer work on site:
- World Medical Relief, Southfield
- Starfish Family Services, Canton & Livonia
- ReStore Habitat for Humanity, Ann Arbor
- Plymouth Senior Center
- Gleaners DTE Garden
- Penrickton Center for Blind Children, Taylor
- Waltonwood Senior Center, Canton
- Big Family of Michigan
- Plymouth Salvation Army
- Ronald McDonald House, Ann Arbor
- Mott Children’s Hospital, Ann Arbor
- Voice of the Martyrs, Parachutes for Colombia
- The Greening of Detroit
- Indiana Wesleyan School of Nursing and Ken & Karen Buckner, Missionaries to Zambia
- Bethania Kids Project in India
- The Bottomless Toy Chest, Troy
- Canton Fire Department
- Vista Maria, Dearborn Heights
- Detroit Rescue Mission, Dignity House
- New Life City Community Recreation Center, Hamtramck
- Northridge Church Foster Care Duffel Bag Program
Check out our students and staff in action in the 2016 Project SHINE video.
Project SHINE 2016 Sponsors
Thank you so much for your support!
Anonymous Donor: “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'” Matthew 25:40
Baird Private Wealth Management, Dan Paulson CLU, ChFC. Visit the Baird Website HERE.
Lateral Solutions, Chris & Teresa Somercik. Visit their website HERE.
CertaPro Painters of Plymouth, Jim Zandee. Visit the CertaPro website for Mr. Zandee HERE.
Hock Family Dentistry, Ross Hock DDS. Visit the Hock Family Dentistry website HERE.
Stefanski Wealth Management, Danielle Holmes, CFP
Dr. Michael Petrouneas, DDS
John & Julie Schreck
Robert & Nancy Chapman
Dr. Hirut Dagnew, MD
Drs. Bookwalter, Fee & Wright Plymouth Orthodontists
Brad & Joyce Hovermale
Atchinson Ford, Craig & Medina Atchinson
Colonial Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Robert Hott
Paul Dexter Roofing & Construction
Timothy D. Andres, DDS, PC
Alisa Kwang, PLLC, Attorney & Counselor at Law
Loiselle & Associates CPA
Mike & Debby Joseph
House Family Foundation
OMSAA Norbert E. Fernandez DDS
Thanks to all the following who went above and beyond providing supplies for all the SHINE projects!
Busch’s Market, Plymouth, Manager Gary Winters
Hock Family Dentistry, Ross Hock DDS
The Postma Family
Families of PCA 1st-5th Grade Classes