“King of Kings showed up one day and never went away.”
That’s how Cindy Scharff, principal of Disney Elementary School, describes her school’s burgeoning relationship with King of Kings. What began as a simple lunch has blossomed into an impactful partnership, and it all began through City Serve.
King of Kings has long had a passion for serving and encouraging teachers, and the Millard Interfaith Advisory Council helped us identify Disney as an ideal partner in March 2020. Our first outreach was simple: lunch and uplifting gifts bags for Disney teachers and staff during back-to-school orientation. It was a great experience for everyone, and we began checking in monthly, looking for new ways to support teachers and encourage students.
That led to King of Kings offering free haircuts to kids under 18 as one of our 2020 City Serve Projects. As our relationship with Disney’s staff deepened, we uncovered more and more opportunities to assist them. We invited Disney families to our free Back to School event in August, supplied hygiene kits for children in need, and hosted a back-to-school night on Disney’s campus, during which we donated all the school supplies each student would need for the upcoming year. The latter was particularly satisfying, as it helped Disney set school records for Back-to-School Open House attendance records for students and parents!
And the way we see it, our partnership with Disney is only beginning. We’ll continue to provide support and volunteers throughout the school year, including helping students and completing a project on the school’s grounds during City Serve 2021. We cannot express our delight to work with such a fantastic partner and get to witness the way Jesus is changing the lives of teachers and students.
And it all started with lunch.
Disney Elementary Serve Opportunities
Disney is in need of volunteers to help be caring adults to give children one-on-one time, help teachers with office-type work, and serve at their occasional school events. These opportunities vary in time commitment from one-time volunteering, weekly volunteering, or somewhere in between.
If you are interested in serving at Disney Elementary, you can check out the opportunities and sign up at kingofkings.org/disney.
Questions? Contact Lisa at email@example.com.