Each year Roland-Story Elementary School Student Council organizes a quarter drive where both students and staff are asked to round up their loose change and bring it to school for donation. Before the drive begins, the student council gathers to vote on where the proceeds will go, and this year, Bethany Life was chosen! The drive lasted a week and by the end, Roland-Story Elementary school students raised a total of $444.14 to donate to the Bethany Life Foundation.
The money received will be put into Bethany Life’s Good Samaritan Fund. This fund is designated specifically for those here at Bethany Life who are considered low income, or have depleted their own funds. The money in this fund is used to support those residents who need things like a winter coat, hair done for a loved one’s funeral, and in some cases a burial plot. Through generous donations, like the one from Roland-Story Elementary School, we are able to make sure residents can have those needed services or items when their personal funds cannot cover them. “It warms my heart that caring students at Roland-Story Elementary chose to donate their quarters to Bethany Life,” said Foundation Director McKenzie Alvarado Lopez. “Many of the students have a loved one or knew of someone who Bethany Life has had the privilege to care for. By donating their quarters to the Good Samaritan Fund, students are taking part in Bethany Life’s mission of caring for others with a Christian focus of hope, wellness, and compassion. Thank you Roland-Story Elementary!”