Preschool Outreach

Teaching Compassion

We are committed to increasing awareness of our students for others who may be in need. Our efforts begin in the classrooms and extend far around the globe. Here are just some of our partners.
Soles for Jesus
Memorial Park Christian Preschool partners with the overseas relief group, Soles for Jesus, to collect new and gently used shoes that will make a life-changing difference in the life of children and adults in about 30 African countries. These shoes are a blessing to the people and a tool that opens doors for sharing the Gospel. Boxes are located outside of the preschool wing hall door, in The HUB, and in the entryway of the Clayton Center for shoe collection.
Ways you can help:
  • Sort through your shoes at home and bring in gently used pairs (please rubber band or tie each pair together);
  • Browse the clearance racks in various stores;
  • Write a check out to to help defray shipping costs (drop off in the office or offering plate).
  • Consider your sphere of influence (family/neighborhood/school/work place) and how you can publicize this shoe drive as an extension of what we’re doing here. 
Bottles of children’s vitamins are collected and delivered by mission teams to children in the Villa Hermosa area of the Dominican Republic.
Children have the opportunity to shop in our Christmas Store for family members and friends. Proceeds are used to buy gift cards (Giant Eagle, Target, etc.) for preschool families in need.
Near Valentine’s Day we solicit toilet paper, cereal, peanut butter, and canned goods for either the North Hills Community Outreach Center Food Bank (an MPC mission partner) or The Light House in Southern Bulter County.
We provide hundreds of books for summer programs offered in the urban Pittsburgh area.
Perhaps our favorite partnership is the long-established relationship that we have with Hands United Preschool in Vera Cruz, Brazil. About a decade ago, our Director, Jan Moreth, was part of a mission team to Brazil. Jan returned from an August 2015 trip to Vera Cruz to celebrate our 15-year partnership in ministering to preschoolers. In addition to sharing unique physical resources, some teacher training was done for the staff that required MUCH patience on the part of the translator (our Brazilian partners speak Portuguese!) But the language barrier was easily overcome by the love we share with fellow staff members there. We’ve learned through the years that prayer goes well horizontally as well as vertically!

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Memorial Park Christian Preschool has united with Memorial Park's Outreach Ministries have united to offer English as a Second Language. The committment is simple: meeting with a pupil once a week for a few months to teach basic English communication skills. No experience required.


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