Patriot Project: Annual event raises funds for ‘Compassionate Hands’

A fundraising effort around this time each year provides an avenue for a group of students, parents and faculty at Southwest Covenant Schools to benefit those less fortunate.

On Friday, Nov. 4th, students, parents, and faculty will partner with Yukon Parks & Recreation to devote a full day of service in the Yukon parks. Over 800 volunteers are expected to join in the effort to paint, plant, build, restore, and further the parks during the Nov. 4 project.

Officials have circled the day on the calendar for the next SWC Patriot Project; a day spent revitalizing the City of Yukon’s three-park complex that includes Chisholm Trail Park, Freedom Trail Playground and City Park. Participants work hand in hand with the Yukon Parks and Recreation Department to keep the parks as clean and immaculate as possible so that anyone can enjoy a visit to the three parks.

Funds raised by the Patriot Project provide supplemental support to the normal expenditures of the school, enhancing the programs available to the students. The school consider it an honor to donate10 percent of project funds raised this year to Compassionate Hands, which serves Yukon as a clearing house, networking service and referral agency to provide services, support, and foster hope for self-sufficiency.

Students are now seeking contributions from individuals and businesses for the work they will perform. Corporate sponsors will be recognized on the project t-shirt, publicity banners, and next year’s brochure if they meet the deadline and sponsor level. 

For more information about how to be a Patriot Project sponsor contact Jennifer Filippone at 826-7656 or Paula Koelsch at 761-0190 or email: [email protected] To check out last year’s Patriot Project video, visit:

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