Welcome to BCAServes!
On this page, you will find current, past, and future projects that our BCA family engages in to be a blessing to our community!
Our BCA Community has an awesome opportunity to serve and bless those around us! This spring we are partnering with the Stitching Sisters from First Baptist of Elyria. This group creates fidget blankets that are used for children with Autism and adults struggling with the effects of Alzheimer's. These blankets are embellished with items that can help patients calm down or focus. Each embellishment has a specific purpose or skill target.
The following is the list of needs and the grade we are asking to bring those items in. We will also collect monetary donations for the ministry to purchase material or any other needed supplies. All items can be purchased at the dollar store! Some grades have multiple options. Please don’t feel the need to buy everything!
Members from the ministry will help us with chapel on March 24 to explain the blankets in more detail and bring examples. We will be collecting items through April 6.
PreK 3 and 4 - Small stuffed animals (dogs and bears if possible)
Kindergarten A and B - Fidget toys or small slinkys
1st Grade - Ribbon or Rick Rack (½ wide or bigger)
2nd Grade - Zippers all colors and sizes
3rd Grade - Shoe Laces all colors
4th Grade - Kid size gloves/mittens OR wooden beads/marbles
5th Grade - Large Buttons in bright colors
Middle School - Key rings or luggage tags, cloth pencil/cosmetic
bags with zippers or snaps, ponytail holders (scrunchies or other textured hair ties)
Most Recent Project
This past Christmas, BCA families collects food as part of a "Reverse Advent Food Drive." We collected full meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, & desserts to provide a day's worth of food for families. We then delivered one van load of food to the Hunger Center at Parma Lutheran Church and another to the food pantry at Parma Christian Church. We were blown away by the generosity of our BCA family and we able to bless many families in need!
Our 5th grade class is collecting pull tabs from pop cans to help Ronald McDonald House Cleveland support families of kids receiving medical care in the Cleveland and Akron area.
We are always willing to accept plastic shopping bags for Audrey's Outreach in Brook Park. Bags can be turned in at the school office. Whenever we get a bunch of bags, we will make a delivery to Audrey's.
We collected socks and hygiene products for Chrissy’s Cupboard. Chrissy’s Cupboard is a local (Parma & Parma Heights) porch pantry that was created during COVID to meet the growing need in our community due so many pantries closing.
The Bethel Christian Academy family supported Operation Christmas child for years! Our students, teachers, and families gathered enough gifts to send nearly 100 boxes to Samaritan's Purse to bless children around the world at Christmas.
We collected a whole bunch of new and gently used coats and other winter items to send to those who need them by partnering with Coats for Kids!
Our BCA family sent over 150 Christmas cards to U.S. troops stationed around the world who would not be home for Christmas!
Check out our Facebook @Bethel Christian Academy-Parma or search #BCAServes for pictures of our service projects!