Securing Our Future!

Verified Non-Profit

Verified Non-Profit

The Description

Bethany Christian School is a Monday through Friday preschool for approximately 100 children ages 18 months through 4 years. We are a program of Bethany Christian Church, a Disciples of Christ congregation. Bethany Christian Church’s congregation and school population make up about 350 members who are involved in many different church and school activities throughout the week. We are an active facility Monday through Sunday.

Our beautiful building has been located on Westheimer Road between Eastside Street and Bammel Lane, in the heart of the Upper Kirby area of Houston since 1947. Bethany’s proximity to many of Houston’s central neighborhoods is convenient to our church and school families and over the years, as Houston’s neighborhoods have grown, the area around Bethany has grown as well. Our neighborhood is dense with restaurants, residential high-rise developments, schools, townhomes and office buildings. Our neighboring school, Lamar High School, is home to approximately 3,000 students. Lamar is currently building a new facility on their existing site and their front door will face the Eastside Street side of our building.

While our location in this dense, urban setting is beneficial in many ways, it also presents some challenges. Our open parking lot, located on the south side of our campus with the church and school entry doors, has begun to serve as a pass through for high school students and area construction workers. Our school playground, located in front of our building on Westheimer, is now very visible to heavy street traffic.

In an effort to maintain our safe, secure school and church environment, Bethany Christian Church’s safety task force decided that the following measures should be taken: A wrought iron fence will be installed surrounding our back parking lot, privacy screening will be added to our current school playground fence, and improvements will be made to the locks on our front gates. These measures ensure that everyone who visits our building will remain safe and secure for years to come.

We need your help in reaching our goal of increased safety and security. The cost for the measures described above is $50,000.00. Your donation of any size is greatly appreciated. It is only with your help that Bethany Christian Church and School can reach our fundraising goal. All contributions are tax deductible.

The total raised includes $15,175 raised from offline contributions. Thank you!

Back Up Plan

If we do not reach our goal the funds raised will be used accordingly for security measures for our campus.

Fundraiser Updates (4)

Bethany's Beautiful New Fence

April 23, 2019

Thanks to your support, our new fence has been installed and is doing it's job of securing our future! It defines our space beautifully and has already cut down on our pass through traffic tremendously. Thank you for supporting this endeavor for our church and school.

We Are Close!!!!!

February 20, 2019

Dear Bethany Families,

We are getting so close to our $50,000 goal! With 12 days to go until our deadline, we are fast approaching the finish line! Thank you so much for contributing to our campaign. Please continue to share this link with friends and family via email, faceboo and Twitter, as every share makes a big difference and gets us closer to our goal. Thanks so much for all you do! ~Vicki

Getting Closer!

February 8, 2019

Thanks to your support, we are a little over halfway to our fundraising goal after just two weeks! We're at 54% to be exact! You guys have shown amazing support. Please continue to share this link with friends and family, as every share makes a very big difference and helps us reach the next milestone. Have a great weekend and spread the word!!!

 

 

Off to a great start!

January 30, 2019

Our fundraiser is off to an amazing start! Thanks to all who have contributed so far, we have reached over $12,000 in just 5 days! Thank you for showing your support for Bethany Christian School and Church. Your support is making a big difference! Please continue to share our initiative with family, friends, and co-workers so that we can ensure our school and church community continues to be a safe environment.

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About the Creator

I am fortunate enough to be the Director of Bethany Christian School which is an outreach ministry of Bethany Christian Church. The school was established in 1967 as a Mother’s Day Out Program. In 2001 Bethany Christian School became licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

Our program offers a variety of learning experiences that include social, intellectual, physical, spiritual and emotional development. Our philosophy rests on the premise that each child is a unique and special individual with varying interests, needs and abilities. The school is open to all children, regardless of race, religion, color, sex, or nationality. Through daily activities each child will learn new things, while also learning the importance of others and respecting their space.

Investments (80)

$500

Bernadett Peak

1 month ago

$25

Kay Schneider

1 month ago

$250

Nicole Breed

1 month ago

$50

Anabel Thompson

1 month ago

$100

Katherine O Danforth

1 month ago

$225

Stephen B Jones

1 month ago

$200

John Yager

1 month ago

$500

Chris Sorensen

1 month ago

$300

Lisa Morgan

1 month ago

$250

Anonymous

2 months ago

$750

Amanda Manzur

2 months ago

$100

The Reverend and Mrs. Don Tuttle

2 months ago

$500

Lauren Barker

2 months ago

$75

rachel rosson

2 months ago

$500

Louise Hanna family

2 months ago

$500

Anonymous

2 months ago

$250

Anonymous

2 months ago

$400

Diane C. Sloan

2 months ago

$140

Anonymous

2 months ago

$100

Blanca Silva Solis

2 months ago

$100

Tara Tahbaz

2 months ago

$1,000

Anooshea Taghdisi

2 months ago

$200

Sunday Shepherd

2 months ago

$200

Lisa Kalavar

2 months ago

$100

Perdue Family

2 months ago

$150

Lee Walker

2 months ago

$250

Alifiya Pareja

2 months ago

$500

The House at Pooh Corner

2 months ago

$100

Laura Lanigan

2 months ago

$250

The Young Family

2 months ago

$500

Anonymous Investor

2 months ago

$500

Ashley Price

2 months ago

$250

James F Blanke

2 months ago

$250

George Najarian

2 months ago

$1,000

Scott Clingan

2 months ago

$400

Kai Kamrath

2 months ago

$100

Deniz and Richard Dishman

2 months ago

$500

Jacqueline Powell

2 months ago

$100

Dora de los Santos

2 months ago

$100

Elizabeth Robinson

2 months ago

$100

Anonymous

2 months ago

$100

Jan Mclaughlin

2 months ago

$1,000

Allie Wood

2 months ago

$500

Richard Hemingway 2908 Mid Lane

2 months ago

$300

Helen Hemingway McLaughlin

2 months ago

$500

Holly Heslep

2 months ago

$500

Heather Conerly

2 months ago

$100

Mary Ann and Terrence Kuhlmann

2 months ago

$1,000

Emily Sheeren

2 months ago

$250

Melanie Savitz

2 months ago

$4,000

The Leeke Family

2 months ago

$500

Curtis Flood

2 months ago

$100

Justin Loweth

2 months ago

$500

Mark Prasarn

2 months ago

$200

Lindsey Gerry

2 months ago

$1,000

The Davey Family

2 months ago

$1,000

The Chang Family

2 months ago

$150

Anonymous

2 months ago

$100

Anonymous

2 months ago

$150

Margaret Mousoudakis

2 months ago

$250

Rachel Patrinely

2 months ago

$100

Stormy Hayes-Knipe

2 months ago

$100

Janice H Donalson

2 months ago

$3,325

Dick Hicks Memorial Fund

2 months ago

$2,000

Kristy and Chris Bradshaw

2 months ago

$1,000

Kathleen and Jeff Zinn

2 months ago

$1,000

Vivian and Bobby Holz

2 months ago

$250

Anonymous

2 months ago

$500

Anonymous

2 months ago

$500

Anonymous

2 months ago

$100

Charles McLeskey

2 months ago

$500

Whitney Bolling

2 months ago

$1,000

Samantha Wood

3 months ago

$100

Vicki Stone

3 months ago

$250

Courtney Blencke

3 months ago

$100

Jill Germann

3 months ago

$100

Alistair and Amy Barnes

3 months ago

$1,000

Anonymous

3 months ago

$100

Billy Stone

3 months ago

$200

Stephanie McGraw

3 months ago