The SJCS Middle School’s National Junior Beta Club presented a check for $1,000 to Birthright of Greenville Director Meg Kocher, whose organization has been helping women with unplanned pregnancies for more than 50 years.

By offering love, hope, support and resources, Birthright has grown to become a pregnancy support service with hundreds of centers throughout Canada, the United States and Africa. Along with providing love and support to mothers and their unborn children, it also helps mothers with essentials such as pregnancy testing, medical attention, housing and counseling referrals, as well as providing maternity and baby items. Through Birthright’s strong support system, these mothers and their children can realize hope for their future.

Last year, Lyle Jones brought to the attention of the Junior Beta Club Compassion International, whose mission is to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. It is a Christ-centered, church-based, child-focused organization that partners with more than 7,000 churches worldwide to help children in poverty fulfill their God given potential by providing for their greatest needs, protection, food, safe water, medical care and educational support.

The Beta Club’s from last year and this year chose to work to help these children. Through their efforts with movie nights and walk-a-thons, the Beta Club was able to send Compassion International a $2,000 donation to help those children.

Both donations were collaborative efforts between last year’s Beta Club and this year’s group.

The SJCS Junior Beta club — whose motto is “Let us lead by serving others” — should be commended for its contributions to such worthy causes!