End of the Year Needs at FEAST…But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory!
What a good God we serve!
As we look back at the amazing year of 2018, we can’t help but to excitedly await what the Lord will do for and through FEAST for 2019!
We have seen families come together for the purpose of homeschooling but come away with so much more as the Lord restores and restructures their home. What often seems like an educational choice turns out to be God’s Hand moving and directing the hearts of parents and children. Sometimes healing years of damage from the world.
We all know about the academic and social success of homeschooling but the bonding love and strength that it brings into the home is immeasurable! Why does God bless the homeschooling format so much? We think it is the selfless love of the parents and devotion to His leadership that He is honoring. When we are weak, He is strong. Every homeschool parent can relate to those hard days around the kitchen table when you feel all your effort was for nothing. Be of good courage, the Lord promised to never leave you nor forsake you, and He doesn’t. Sometimes it is years before we see the fruit of our labor, but be sure it is planted and taking root even on those hard days! Ye shall reap if ye faint not!
Hold on to the hope! Keep up the good work. Remember that FEAST is here to encourage you, to help equip you, and to provide opportunities for you to prosper in your efforts to teach your children.
2019 begins a new chapter in the legacy of FEAST. Come be part of it. We have so many projects that you can donate towards. If money is tight, don’t worry, we have so many volunteer projects where we need your help. FEAST is a place where we can all come together to accomplish great things with the Lord’s help.
Remember us this Christmas season and give if you can. If you can’t, we understand, we have all been there, but all of us can pray! Put us on your prayer list and remember us before the Lord and ask Him to continue to provide all of our needs. To make a tax-deductible donation, contact Linda Whiten at firstname.lastname@example.org and she can give you the details.
From all of us at FEAST,
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
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There are many ways to support FEAST whether you are giving a one-time monetary donation, becoming a monthly supporter, participating in the recycling programs, providing an item on our “Needs List”, shopping on Amazon.com, or volunteering your time. All of these will help to further the mission of FEAST which is promoting and supporting the benefits of parent-directed education.
FEAST is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.
FEAST has been helping homeschool families for over 30 years by teaching them: how to get started; how to overcome challenges; where to find what they need; and how to successfully complete their homeschooling journey. These things are accomplished through orientations, counseling, workshops, special events, and customer service. Our teaching co-op began 17 years ago and has served hundreds of families each school year. In addition, we offer competitive sports programs for baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track & field, and volleyball.
The orchestration of these offerings is no small undertaking. From planning to scheduling to posting on the website and setting up online registrations, our staff works diligently to provide resources for the homeschooling community. It is not enough to offer these services now and/or until our children graduate, but for generations to come. When our homeschooled children grow up and want to homeschool their children, we pray that FEAST will still be here, standing strong. Because of our desire to remain active in the community for generations to come, we are expanding and updating several events, our facilities, and our employee/customer safety. Current projects include new a/c installment, heightened security, a new look for the bookstore, landscape upgrades, and new workshops for the children. These are in addition to our continual betterment of staff training, staff procedures, and upkeep of schedules. Future projects include bathroom remodels, locker-room remodels, and classroom walkways and porches remodel.
So if you would like to see a bigger, brighter, and better FEAST tomorrow, please donate today! In addition, remember, all donations are tax deductible!
Help spread the word!
How do we keep doing what we do? The answer is simple. The prayers and financial support from people just like you who give monthly donations, shop at the FEAST bookstore, take part in co-op or sports or participate in fundraising events help FEAST continue to exist. We know that not everyone has the money to donate, but for those who do, it makes it possible for FEAST to operate efficiently and even offer new things to the homeschooling community. Keeping FEAST sustainable through monthly donations of any size helps us continue to invest in the spiritual, emotional, and educational life of each family to whom we minister. If FEAST has been a blessing to your family, will you help by becoming a monthly donor?
Birdies for Charity
Birdies for Charity® is a fundraising program designed to give participating charities the opportunity to generate contributions through the Valero Texas Open. Birdies for Charity is a no-cost program that gives 100% of the funds raised back to our organization. www.homeschoolfeast.com/birdies-for-charity/
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops! Calling all box tops! To date, FEAST has collected $1,389.40. These funds have been used to help purchase equipment to update the FEAST campus. Each Box Top is worth ten cents, and bonus tops are more. Twice a year (February & October), we send them in for cash. They all have expiration dates, so the sooner they are turned in the better. This is a great way to support FEAST, and it does not cost you anything.
The Box Tops can be found on food items (Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, etc.) and paper and plastic products (Kleenex, Ziplock, etc.) Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far.
Keep ’em coming!
Campbell’s has changed their requirements for redeeming points for labels. They are now requiring UPCs – with the Campbell’s Kid in graduation attire intact – for ALL products – no front labels of any kind. www.labelsforeducation.com
FEAST participates in an electronics recycling program that pays us every electronic device that is recycled whether it is in a working or non-working state. This includes laptops, iPods, mp3 players, cameras, cell phones, tablets, and just about any other personal electronic device. Drop your unwanted items in the FEAST Co-Op Office in the boxes labeled Recycling.
“What is ScripZone?” you ask. Only the coolest way to support FEAST when purchasing gift cards!
“How does it work?” you wonder. Well, when you purchase any of the thousands of gift cards available on the site, a percentage of your purchase goes to support FEAST. FEAST then does what it does best…support your parent-directed education! Please see our ScripZone page for more information: ScripZone.
Used Printer Cartridges
This program pays FEAST for every inkjet and toner cartridge that is received. This enables us to help the environment while supporting the FEAST mission. Drop off your cartridges in the FEAST Co-Op Office in the boxes in the waiting area.
Financial Contributions to FEAST
FEAST is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that continues to serve the homeschooling community without any government aid or help and relies solely on your patronage in our bookstore and contributions from homeschoolers and businesses who want to support the efforts of FEAST.
If you would like to support FEAST and help this organization continue to serve homeschooling families, please donate today, in person in our bookstore, from home by using the donation button below or by mail to the following address:
7735 Mockingbird Lane
San Antonio, TX 78229