Philippians 2:1-5 (KJV)
1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
(See also: Matthew 25:34-40; Galatians 6:9-10; Hebrews 6:10-12)
Adopt-a-student is not intended to be a binding contract; it is an intent on the part of an individual, couple, or business to supplement or fully support the tuition or other school costs, for those students whose parent(s)/guardian(s) express and show a need for financial assistance. The assistance may be a one-time or continuing gift. The gift is received by the school and will be used specifically for the school costs of the student(s) indicated. See below for instructions on the proper way to make out the check in order for your gift to be tax deductible.
The sponsor (giver of the gift) may request a picture of the student(s), as well as updates on the student(s) throughout the school year. We will not inform them of grades, but simply as to whether the child is doing well academically and socially. The parent(s)/guardian(s) must inform the school administrator if there is a reason this information may not be shared. It should be understood that limiting information and communication may result in limitation of sponsors willing to assist.
Recognizing the fact that sponsors should desire to communicate with the parent(s)/guardian(s) in order to know better how to pray for the student(s) and/or their parent(s)/guardian(s), should there be a reason that the sponsor cannot contact you, it is your responsibility to inform the HCCS office of this fact. Once again, it should be understood that limiting information and communication may result in limitation of sponsors willing to assist. If a sponsor chooses, for whatever reason, to remain anonymous, all communications (thank-you letters, prayer requests, etc.) will be handled through the Harlan County Christian School office.
How to give for a tax-deductible donation:
Make the check payable to HCCS (Harlan County Christian School) and put the word donation on the “memo” line. If it is your first donation, and do not know which student you are supporting, include a note that indicates that the donation is for Adopt-a-Student and whether this is a one-time gift, or will be part of continuing support. Once we receive the donation, we will assign a student and inform you of that student’s name and begin the line of communication between you and the parent(s)/guardian(s). If you know the name of the student you are supporting, please put the student’s name on the note and we will credit their account. If you simply wish to give a gift to the Adopt-a-Student ministry, but do not wish to have a student assigned to you, please indicate that on the note. All gifts and donations are greatly appreciated.