Since 2008, Bennion Deville Homes has built a lasting, special bond with the 4th grade classes at Oasis Elementary School in Thermal. Every August, agents and staff from the La Quinta office, located at 47-250 Washington Street, visit these bright kids at the beginning of the school year to drop off school supplies and treats, starting a new cycle of what has become an annual tradition that all 4th graders at the school eagerly anticipate. This is the first of three visits throughout the year and establishes an immediate connection between the new students and the professionals at Bennion Deville Homes.
Recently, Managing Broker Sandy Beakey and Realtors® Candida Garcia, Susan Jacobs, Elaine Leib, Roger Sullivan, and Scott Woodard, as well as SoCal Direct Lending affiliate Ivy Scott, made the trip to introduce themselves to the kids and share in the joys of forming new friendships and positively affecting these youths’ lives. “We really enjoy the relationship that we have developed with Oasis Elementary School and the 4th grade classes,” Sandy emphasizes. “These kids are wonderful and truly appreciate everything we provide for them. We look forward to coming back throughout the course of the school year to give the students their seasonal gifts and to share in the exciting experience of coming of age.”
When the La Quinta offices began visiting Oasis Elementary School, it was located on a dirt road with scant resources and did not have working heating or air conditioning. Bennion Deville Homes agents learned that only one of the four 4th grade classes received outside support, so the offices rallied together to provide the other three classes and the special education students with the supplies they needed to complete the school year. Today, Oasis Elementary School has grown into a beautiful campus with an excellent faculty and staff, and, thanks in part to the generosity of donations from businesses and organizations like Bennion Deville Homes’ La Quinta offices, more resources for the kids to enjoy. In addition to the back-to-school trip, members of the La Quinta offices visit the kids in December to give the children toys and supplies, and then again at the end of the school year for some fun and games, as well as to donate books for summer reading.
“We are proud of what the La Quinta offices have created with Oasis Elementary School,” says Bob Deville, Co-Founder of Bennion Deville Homes. “We truly enjoy giving back to our local community, and what Sandy and her offices have built with the kids and their families throughout the years is remarkable. We commend them for continuing with the annual tradition of bringing these kids much needed, and well deserved, supplies and goodies. We look forward to continuing our connection with Oasis Elementary and wish all of the students luck in the coming school year.”