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MGCA receives S.O.A.R. donation; gives to Love Center Food Pantry

Posted: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 12:37 pm

Mountain Grove Christian Academy students enjoyed the holiday season by both receiving and giving to others.  Earlier this year the students participated in two different programs, the S.O.A.R. program through the Physical Therapy Specialists (health risk assessment) as well as the “Go Nuts for Your School” fundraiser (collecting black walnuts). Mountain Grove Christian Academy received a  S.O.A.R. grant on November 25 after a portion of their students had undergone a health risk assessment and were each provided with an individualized health improvement plan.  The grant monies were used to purchase equipment for various physical fitness activities the students participate in as well as including an outreach component to home school and other Christian Schools in the area.    

As for the fundraiser, Mrs. Adkisson says, “Earlier in the fall our students participated in the ‘Go Nuts for Your School’ fundraiser and donated a percentage of the funds to The Love Center Food Pantry, a non-profit organization.  We were able to make a full circle by collecting nuts that people buy for food, and then taking a portion of the money earned to provide food for others who are in need.   We want to encourage a giving spirit in our students as well as building a strong work ethic in them.”