The mission of our Adopt-a-School relationship with Guilford Elementary School is to help meet the physical, relational and spiritual needs of the disadvantaged through service and generosity, and to encourage the staff who work with these families.

By leveraging the talents and resources of many volunteers we have the opportunity to positively affect the lives of students, their families, and the staff of Guilford. We can help to fill the gap created by budget cuts and a poor economy with our abundance, and share the hope that is in us.

The Adopt-a-School program offers a variety of opportunities to serve the community with varying levels of time commitment and resources.

Guilford Elementary has vast needs, and no single organization could adequately fill all of these needs. In order to be sensitive to the leadership of the school, we have spent time with them, getting to know their needs and listening to them. From those discussions we have come up with a list of service areas that we hope will expand as we serve them faithfully and build their trust.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

GIVE
Donate toward RBC Community Ministries, so we can provide supplies for the staff, along with providing other assistance as needed. You can give online by selecting “Community Ministries,” or drop a check in an offering box with “Community Ministries” in the memo line.

RBC Online Giving

BOOK DRIVE SUPPORT
Provide help sorting the donated books prior to the giveaway days (at the church) and assisting on the actual giveaway day (at the school).

Serving Time: 2 days, twice a year (in October and March). Can serve for as little as 2 hours or for the whole day.

Contact Leigh Ann Kiendl at leighannkiendl@restonbible.org to serve.


MONTHLY SNACKS
Distribute snacks for teachers to store in the classroom for students who do not have snacks.

Serving Time: Minimal – snacks are delivered to RBC
Commitment: Twice a month

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BACKPACK BUDDIES – FILLERS
Fill approximately 250 bags with food (provided) every Thursday from September to June.

Serving Time: 1 hour, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Commitment: Weekly – (Thursday afternoons)

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BACKPACK BUDDIES – DELIVERY
Deliver filled bags of food to the school, every Friday from September to June.

Serving Time: 1 hour, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Commitment: Weekly (Friday mornings)

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SUPPORT A LOCAL FAMILY
Provide support and encouragement to a local family in need.  Guilford’s parent liaison will identify those with a specific need or situation.

Requirements: Servant’s heart, ability to provide some limited financial help
Commitment: As needed

Contact Leigh Ann Kiendl at leighannkiendl@restonbible.org to serve.


MALE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Work with 5-10 students during their lunch break to talk and encourage those in need of a male role model.

Requirements: Background check required
Serving Time: 1 hour
Commitment: Weekly

Contact Leigh Ann Kiendl at leighannkiendl@restonbible.org to serve.


HOMEWORK HELPERS
Work with one or two students to assist them while they do homework, once a week from October to June.  Teens are encouraged to help.

Requirements: Background check required
Serving Time:
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the school
Commitment: Weekly


TEACHER ENCOURAGEMENT
Provide support and encouragement once a month for teachers.  Provide some assistance with basic classroom needs (Target gift cards, incentives for the kids such as fun pencils, erasers, notebooks, stickers), friendship, holiday gifts, notes of encouragement, prayer, etc.

Requirements: Servant’s heart, ability to provide some limited financial help
Commitment: Ongoing for the school year


BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Another great way to help this school financially without it costing you anything is to participate in the Box Tops for Education program that General Mills sponsors. Just clip the box top symbol off of the products that you are already buying, bring them to church and put them in the donation box labeled “Box Tops For Education” in the lobby. You don’t need to register to donate your box tops, but if you enjoy shopping online or would like to get coupons for General Mills products, you can earn additional rewards by registering at www.boxtops4education.com.


AMAZON SMILE
When you shop at smile.amazon.com, every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation to Guilford. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you will need to select Guilford Elementary School PTA to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping.


SHOPAROO
Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Select Guilford Elementary Sterling from the list and start taking pictures of your receipts from any store, big or small, that sells grocery items to earn Roo Points (cash donations) for Guilford.