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FCS named Non-Profit of the Year!

Foothill Christian School is honored to receive the Glendora Chamber of Commerce’s annual recognition for Nonprofit Organization of the Year!

Bo Gutzwiller, superintendent and vice president of the Glendora Library Friends Foundation commented: “Teaching students the life-changing values of community service, compassion for the less fortunate, and personal sacrifice for the greater good, are integrally woven into the total experience a child receives at Foothill Christian School. Examples of this commitment, and its practical application, are evident in the activities of the school’s Junior Beta Club, which has assigned teams of students to many projects in Glendora and surrounding communities, i.e. Neighborhood Homework House, Azusa, and New Unto Others and Kindred Care and Rehabilitation Center, both located in Glendora.”

Twice yearly, eighth graders, and parents hold fundraising events to raise support for humanitarian work in the Dominican Republic. Teams of parents, students, and faculty travel annually to the D.R. to assist children and families in the poor community El Tamarindo with food, medical care, clothing, and other needed provisions.

The D.R. outreach is done collaboratively with baseball legend Manny Mota, his son Angel ball club announcer, Jose Mota, and the Manny and Marguerite Mota Foundation. To help the homeless in Southern California, teams of junior high students serve at LA’s Union Rescue Mission on Skid Row, as well as the homeless in San Francisco, where they help with food services and various volunteer jobs needed by these facilities. From preschoolers through the 8th grade, Foothill children receive invaluable instruction with practical applications in the school’s overarching program called Faith in Action.

The Association of Christian Schools International’s “Exemplary School” was awarded to Foothill’s Faith in Action program a few years ago. Foothill’s pursuit of academic excellence, tempered by a commitment to nurture tomorrow’s leaders for honorable public service largely defines this nonprofit organization’s greatest contribution to the City of Glendora and its neighboring communities.

FCS students pictured with the donations that were collected at Foothill and shipped to the D.R. prior to their arrival.

FCS students playing with children in the D.R.

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