Across the country, Thrivent clients are using Thrivent programs to amplify their impact as they live generously in their communities. Here are few examples of projects that have been done.
WALBURG, TEXAS—Zion Lutheran School Principal Thomas Wrege knew that as 2022 drew to a close, there likely were several Thrivent members at Zion Lutheran Church who still could lead a Thrivent Action Team. Wrege asked them to consider teaming up with a teacher or staff person to do a service project at the school.
One Thrivent Action team worked with the pre-kindergarten teacher to find a new colorful rug for the classroom floor and helped rearrange the classroom for the best learning environment for the children.
Another team helped two computer teachers find and install a new type of software to monitor students’ work in the computer lab.
Third and fourth Thrivent Action Teams purchased new organizational supplies for two different classrooms and worked with aides to rearrange the spaces to better serve students, teachers and support staff.
“Everyone already is asking if we can do this again,” Wrege says. “It’s a great opportunity for our church families to be involved in the school and to be involved with Thrivent.”
Book drive fosters reading
HIGHLANDS RANCH, COLORADO—As a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), Deb Weitzel knows that even a simple book can be meaningful to a child in foster care. Weitzel created a Thrivent Action Team, which included her Highlands Ranch Senior Fitness class, to do a book drive in cooperation with Usborne Books. Together they donated more than 300 books to Advocates for Children CASA to distribute.
Scripture and service
LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA—Teens and pre-teens from Christ the Lord Lutheran who attended a camp last summer learned how scripture ties into service. Each day started with a devotion. They then volunteered in the community, including serving at an animal shelter and a food bank. The students enjoyed fellowship and fun in the afternoons. A Thrivent Action Team provided supplies for the food bank and shelter.