West-Oak Middle School Beta Club holds Diaper Drive
Beta Club members from West-Oak Middle School participated in a diaper and wipe drive in November. Members were encouraged to bring diapers or wipes to support the non-profit organization, Fostering Faithfully. This Oconee County faith-based, non-profit organization desires to demonstrate God’s love through foster care and adoption by seeking to match the God-given time, talents, and resources of our community with foster families and foster children in need in our community. Beta Club advisor, Jason Ray, takes to heart the need of foster care, since his family is and have been foster parents for the last 4 years. “I get to see every day the need, the heart break and hardships that children endure when they are ripped out of their homes and schools and placed with a stranger. A stranger who wants to care for their basic needs and show them love in the process.” He goes on to say, “Currently, there are over 100 children from Oconee in foster care and less than 40 foster homes. There is a huge burden placed on foster families, and this is a small but much needed jester that the students and families of West-Oak Middle School have done.” The Beta Club of West-Oak Middle School is all about helping or serving others and what better way to help, than helping children in our community. The students and families of West-Oak Middle School donated over 100 packs of diaper and over 120 packs of wipes to Fostering Faithfully. The items donated will be placed in the Fostering Faithfully resource closet where foster families come and get items as children come and go in their homes. If you would like more information about Fostering Faithfully, visit www.fosteringfaithfully.org. Pictured from left to right are Beta Club Officers Tyler Robinson, Memae Bennett, Ashley Peralta, Luke Rackley and Jaymson Meace.