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Lighthouse Christian Academy provides funds and food for Haiti

Lighthouse Christian Academy held a school fundraiser that will also feed thousands of children.

Lighthouse Christian Academy held a school fundraiser that will also feed thousands of children.

On November 24 a Feed the Need packing party was held at the Academy to put together over 12,000 meals for children affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

The meals find their way to Haiti through the organization Influencing Generations through Christ(IGC). ICG Vice President, Shaun Alspach was part of the packing party.

“We saw a need to find a fundraiser,” he said. “Everyone does those chocolate almond sales, which are all well and good. When we looked at the cost of doing those compared to the benefit of the school a low amount of profit goes back to the school.”

Through this fundraiser, over $62,000 was raised through Lighthouse Christian Academy, which provides an alternative Christian based education to its students.

“The bottom line this fundraiser is in line with the mission of Lighthouse,” Alspach said. “These are disciples of the lord helping people they will never meet.”

Feed the Need and the school fundraiser was organized by Lighthouse Christian Academy Administrative Assistant Abigail Schimke, who along with her committee organized the event for over 16 weeks.

“Hundreds of man hours have gone into this and this is the celebration of those hours,” Alspach said.

IGC is pleased to partner with Lighthouse Christian Academy.

“The Board of Directors is really committed to Christian education and providing an alternative,” Alspach said. “This is a team working to equip these kids for the world that we live in and It is really encouraging to see a team pull together like Lighthouse. They are well established in the community and it is a joy for us at IGC to work with them.”

Alspach added that Lighthouse is still collecting donations. If you would like more information, you can log on lighthousechristianacademy.ca

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