More than 160 students at Bethany Christian School in Tempe teamed up with the Champion Group to serve and pack over 10,000 non-perishable nutrient-dense meals for children in Haiti, as part of a school-wide project called Feed the Need. The students formed assembly lines to carefully pour, pack and seal meal packets that will be distributed through a Haitian ministry partner.
Bethany Christian School’s Administrator, Kary Sterkowitz, heard about this unique fundraising opportunity and knew it would be a perfect match for their school. Kary stated “It is a great match for our mission here at Bethany Christian, where we hope to provide students with a strong academic foundation while helping them to develop a servant heart for others.”
The students at Bethany Christian spent 5 weeks raising funds for their school and the packing party, while also learning in their classrooms about the daily challenges that Haitian families face.
Many parents and teachers at Bethany Christian were also present and actively involved in the fundraising and packing efforts. One parent shared “What I love about Feed the Need is that it helps teach our children how to serve others with their own hands, in a fun and exciting way, all while giving back and raising funds for our school.”
Altogether, students, parents, teachers, and the Board raised more than $41,000 over the course of 12 weeks.