Serve-A-Thon is conducted on a Saturday in April after the snow has gone. Teams of ALCS Middle and High School students volunteer up to an 8-hour day of service to others and collect sponsorships for each hour that they work. The students and their adult supervisor spend the day going to the homes of widows, the elderly, disabled persons, and other individuals and families with needs. Each team performs acts of service such as spring-cleaning, window washing, yard work, etc.
We serve the area churches that our students represent. In addition to churches, cooperating agencies nominating individuals to be served include: East Madison Monona Coalition for the Aging, Middleton Outreach Ministry and Stoughton Senior Center.
CareNet Pregnancy Center, Middleton Outreach Ministry, and Youth With A Mission (YWAM) are among the organizations that have been served by ALCS teams. Families and/or organizations from the communities of Belleville, Cottage Grove, Fitchburg, Madison, Middleton, Monona, Oregon, Stoughton, and Sun Prairie are generally included in the areas that we serve.
Impact: Following is a sampling of “thank you” letters received for Serve-A-Thon.