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 $14,675 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 (3)

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.

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Anonymous

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$100

Blanca Silva Solis

2 days ago

$100

Tara Tahbaz

2 days ago

$1,000

Anooshea Taghdisi

2 days ago

$200

Sunday Shepherd

2 days ago

$200

Lisa Kalavar

2 days ago

$100

Perdue Family

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$150

Lee Walker

2 days ago

$250

Alifiya Pareja

1 week ago

$500

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$100

Laura Lanigan

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$250

The Young Family

1 week ago

$500

Anonymous Investor

1 week ago

$500

Ashley Price

2 weeks ago

$250

James F Blanke

2 weeks ago

$250

George Najarian

2 weeks ago

$1,000

Scott Clingan

2 weeks ago

$400

Kai Kamrath

2 weeks ago

$100

Deniz and Richard Dishman

2 weeks ago

$500

Jacqueline Powell

2 weeks ago

$300

J. Hanley Sayers III

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$100

Dora de los Santos

2 weeks ago

$100

Elizabeth Robinson

2 weeks ago

$100

Anonymous

2 weeks ago

$100

Jan Mclaughlin

2 weeks ago

$1,000

Allie Wood

2 weeks ago

$500

Richard Hemingway 2908 Mid Lane

2 weeks ago

$300

Helen Hemingway McLaughlin

2 weeks ago

$500

Holly Heslep

2 weeks ago

$500

Heather Conerly

2 weeks ago

$100

Mary Ann and Terrence Kuhlmann

2 weeks ago

$1,000

Emily Sheeren

3 weeks ago

$250

Melanie Savitz

3 weeks ago

$4,000

The Leeke Family

3 weeks ago

$500

Curtis Flood

3 weeks ago

$100

Justin Loweth

3 weeks ago

$500

Mark Prasarn

3 weeks ago

$200

Lindsey Gerry

3 weeks ago

$1,000

The Davey Family

3 weeks ago

$1,000

The Chang Family

3 weeks ago

$150

Anonymous

3 weeks ago

$100

Anonymous

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$150

Margaret Mousoudakis

3 weeks ago

$250

Rachel Patrinely

3 weeks ago

$100

Stormy Hayes-Knipe

3 weeks ago

$100

Janice H Donalson

3 weeks ago

$3,325

Dick Hicks Memorial Fund

3 weeks ago

$2,000

Kristy and Chris Bradshaw

3 weeks ago

$1,000

Kathleen and Jeff Zinn

3 weeks ago

$1,000

Vivian and Bobby Holz

3 weeks ago

$250

Anonymous

3 weeks ago

$500

Anonymous

3 weeks ago

$500

Anonymous

3 weeks ago

$100

Charles McLeskey

3 weeks ago

$500

Whitney Bolling

3 weeks ago

$1,000

Samantha Wood

3 weeks ago

$100

Vicki Stone

4 weeks ago

$250

Courtney Blencke

4 weeks ago

$100

Jill Germann

4 weeks ago

$100

Alistair and Amy Barnes

4 weeks ago

$1,000

Anonymous

4 weeks ago

$100

Billy Stone

4 weeks ago

$200

Stephanie McGraw

4 weeks ago