Our budget is approximately 1 million dollars/year. We fundraise for a quarter of that! What a tremendous endeavor. Our ability to raise so much in funding every year at Faith Promise, through Race for Education and through the Auction is a huge testament to God’s faithfulness in enabling businesses and individuals, like you, to give to the school.
Mifflin County’s average household income is $40,000; that’s $10,000 less than the state average and even a lesser amount than the country’s average. That being said, our need to assist families is greater and it’s inspiring to see the sacrifice families and churches from this area make to allow their children to attend here.
The school has been known to be excellent stewards of the money that is donated. And we will continue to be trustworthy of your gift. We invite you to ask yourself how you can impact BMS and allow this school’s legacy to last another 70 years. Your partnership and investment is crucial. What impact are you able to make to allow our school to continue to thrive? We are confident that both the school and you will be blessed by your generosity.
To donate to the school through any of our fundraisers, please call us, 717.935.2184.
God bless you!
2020 Race & Serve for Education
Race & Serve for Education has brought in $797,000 to support Belleville Mennonite School since its inception in 2003! Race is a jog-a-thon involving PreK-5th grade students running or walking around the gym for a designated time period. Middle and high school students will take part in a serve-a-thon by volunteering their time and hands in the community. In recent years, students have volunteered in Lewistown at the Lumina Center, Shelter Services, here in Belleville at Valley View Retirement Home, with community clean-up efforts and families in need, as well as with preparation for our Annual Auction. Fundraisers like Race & Serve for Education allow BMS to subsidize tuition for each of our families. Additionally, the money that is raised through this fundraiser goes to pay for technology software and equipment, materials for the Bible curriculum, library books, funds to send our students to spelling bees and speech meets, teacher salaries and benefits, and more. We are grateful for the outpouring of generosity for this fundraiser each year and give God the glory for His provisions.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade Race – Wednesday, February 12, 9:00 AM
2nd and 3rd Grades Race – Monday, February 10, 8:15 AM
4th and 5th Grades Race – Wednesday, February 12, 8:15 AM
Parents are welcome to come to the gym on the day of the Race to walk with their child or watch them take part in the jog-a-thon!
Make-up Race (due to student absence) - Wednesday, February 19 at 8:15 AM
Serve-a-Thon for middle and high school students – Friday, April 17, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM