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.
Letters of Thanks
"Fantastic blessing to the community..."
By East Madison/Monona Coalition of the Aging
“Thank you for coordinating the community service days for the students at Abundant Life Christian School. The cleanup at the office — inside and outside, the raking and clean up of the yard, and the spring clean-up for the many clients was wonderful! You are all a fantastic blessing to our community and your school!”
"You're very much appreciated..."
By An elderly Madison woman commented
"Sorry this is short. I just got out of the hospital-not doing very well. But, very much appreciated what you did for me two weeks ago. We need more doing people like you in our world. Thanks again. Blessings."
Notes of Appreciation...
"What a glorious day it was today with sunny rays and you busy bees in my yard. Thank you so much for all your help. It was kind of you to do the spring cleaning yard work. Bless you." -An elderly woman in Madison
“Please let these young people know how much they reinforce our faith in the future generation.” -A Middleton widow
“I was so greatly blessed to have you share the busy Serve-A-Thon day with me! Your help put me so ahead of my yearly ‘spring duties.’ I was a joy to receive your blessing of service! Thank you so much.” - A single woman in Madison