As seniors at Assumption High School in Davenport, we are required to do a service project for our religion class. Most seniors find it boring and a drag, but the trick is to find something that one can be passionate about and have fun with.
Our group decided to paint a wing of Bethany for Children and Families in Moline, Ill. The seven of us had a great time with this project. It began as a search for something interesting to do for service, and after receiving a tour, we were amazed at how awesome the place is. No one in our group had any idea what goes on there or how impactful the work is on the community. The group came to the realization that it was an honor to be able to help with Bethany’s work, even with something as simple as painting walls and donating money.
Bethany is a non-profit organization for children and families, using programs such as preventive education, pregnancy and parenting support services, teen parent services, juvenile justice diversion services, counseling and therapy, supervised visitation, The Pheonix Program and more. This group also has locations in Carbon Cliff, Ill.; Clinton, Davenport, Kewanee, Ill.; Maquoketa and Muscatine.
Bethany is 109 years old and is filled with amazing people and stories. We want to invite citizens of the Quad-Cities to check out and get involved with this organization. Go get a tour, learn about how you can adopt or foster children, make a donation, and/or invite Bethany to teach preventive education at your organization or school. Also, don’t be afraid to get help as their services are unparalleled.
Frank Agnoli, Jessica Elizondo, DJ Hall, Emily Hill, Kathleen Hoil, Stephanie Quinn and Elizabeth Rodl
Assumption High School, Davenport