Eastern Idaho Students Raise Playground Funds

July 01, 2005 | Carrie Tow

The students of Adventist Christian School (ACS) in Idaho Falls, Idaho, have actively helped to raise funds over the past nine years to add lockers, new carpet and flooring, and now playground equipment to their school. God recently blessed their efforts and their one-teacher school further with several miracles.

A visitor told Carrie Tow, the ACS teacher, last fall that he felt impressed to leave an application for a grant to be given by Wal-Mart in connection with the opening of their new store in the community.

Excited, the students suggested applying whatever might be received to additional playground equipment. Once submitted, the students kept the application on their prayer list.

Tow was invited to the new store’s opening in January, where she was given a check for $1,000 for ACS.

To gain additional funds for their playground, students scheduled a read-a-thon and sought sponsors from the church and community. The project became a real-life application of math as students priced equipment and building materials for the playground and charted the money received.

When the equipment arrives, ACS students will join other volunteers for an installation work bee to complete their project.