The Bob Jones Academy elementary, middle and high schools have participated in various ways in collecting items for those in need.
The elementary school students collected canned goods to help with BJU’s Ministerial Class collections for Thanksgiving baskets for needy families in the Greenville area.
The students of BJA middle school collected food, cleaning supplies and paper products for Miracle Hill Children’s Home. Students collected in their neighborhoods and from friends and family members and brought everything to school to give as a donation from the seven middle school homerooms. In the course of five days, the students collected, brought in, sorted, counted, boxed, weighed and loaded the following:
- 4,368 cans of fruits and veggies
- 1,664 cans of pasta, meat sauces, soups, etc.
- 589 bottles/jars/cans of various condiments
- 1,723 items of dry goods such as beans, flour, sugar, etc.
- 436 cleaning/toiletry items
- 1,074 paper/plastic products
- 581 beverages
The students brought in over six tons of products―12,680 pounds! The 149 middle school students averaged over 85 pounds per student, nearly the weight of the average middle school student. These students have truly lived out their theme verse for the week: Galatians 5:13, ” … By love, serve one another.”
The students from Homeroom 7-3, led by Mrs. Yuri Brown, earned the most points for the week and were rewarded with a trip to Miracle Hill on Wednesday afternoon, November 16. While there, they were treated to a pizza lunch followed by a tour of the ministry and some time to help unload and sort some of the items that they helped supply.
The BJA high school students participated in a paper drive to help the ministry at Shepherd’s Gate, a women’s shelter that is part of Miracle Hill. The seniors collected toilet paper; the juniors, paper towels; the sophomores, boxes of tissue; and the freshmen, paper napkins. Over the years this annual collection has helped Shepherd’s Gate meet its paper needs for an entire year.