Richmond church ‘adopts’ three schools

Richmond church 'adopts' three schools

A Richmond church has “adopted” three local public schools in order to interact and “love on” students and staff.

This school year, the community outreach team at Praise Fellowship Bible Church at 684 Juliga Woods St. in Richmond says it plans to pour kindness on students and staff at Stege Elementary, DeJean Middle School and Kennedy High.

To that end, from now through Jan. 20, the church group is accepting donations of shoes of various sizes for students from elementary to high school. Shoes can be dropped during Sunday services at PFBC, which start at 8 a.m.

The church’s outreach team plans to distribute the shoes on Jan. 22 of next year.

It’s one of several initiatives the church is launching to benefit the schools. The church outreach group is set to launch faculty appreciation events, provide classroom supplies and assistance, and more, according to Vanessa Calloway.

“We will do our best to do our part,” Calloway said. “We believe it’s our responsibility to be an instrument of love. Church isn’t a building. Church is people in movement, operating with intentions. Most importantly we want to spread love and hope. All hands on deck.”

See the flyer for more information.


  1. No one representing a church should be allowed in a public school for any reason; it’s an insidious form of proselytizing and it’s disgusting. These religious idiots are ignorant of the concept of separation of church and state. Have any of these cretins ever read the Constitution? I doubt it.