Members of Bennion Deville Homes‘ La Quinta office, located at 47-250 Washington Street, recently visited the classes they support at Oasis Elementary School in Thermal for the final trip of the school year. The office visits the students three times throughout the year, at back-to-school to give out school supplies and during the holidays to hand out presents.
“Our final trip of the year to Oasis Elementary went very well,” says Sandy Beakey, Managing Broker. “The students were all very excited to see us and celebrate the end of the school year and the start of summer break.” Bennion Deville Homes Realtors® and staff brought the children books for summer reading, three for each student, as well as toys and healthy snacks and drinks. The students also decorated visors for their class trip. “This visit is always so special to us because the gifts we bring them are always appreciated. It is also great knowing that we are encouraging the kids to read as a part of their summer activities and continue their education on their own,” continues Sandy.
Bennion Deville Homes began working with Oasis Elementary School 4th graders after learning that only one of the four classes was receiving support from an outside entity. Agents and staff began visiting three 4th grade classes and the special needs children three times a year with the items given to each student varying based on the season. The bond between the students and Bennion Deville Homes remains strong throughout the years, with the kids referring to them as their “Fairy Godmothers and Godfathers.”
When Bennion Deville Homes first began working with Oasis Elementary, the school was on a dirt road with no heating or air conditioning and little resources. Now, the school is growing, including a music room and program for the children to enjoy. Bennion Deville Homes agents helped to kick start the program by donating a piano, violin, drumsticks, and a drum set. “We love coming to the school and interacting with the kids. It is a very moving experience to know that we are making such a big impact in their lives. Our partnership is special, and we look forward to continuing to visit for years to come,” Sandy concludes.
“We are extremely proud of the relationship the La Quinta office has built with Oasis Elementary School and the families of the surrounding community,” adds Bob Deville, Co-Founder of Bennion Deville Homes. “We have always tried to partner with and give back to members of our community who may need a little bit of help throughout the year. To know that the lives of many are bettered through our efforts is a tremendous feeling and a great accomplishment that makes us proud of all involved. We would like to congratulate Sandy and the La Quinta offices on their successful support of the 4th graders at the school, and encourage them to continue to be advocates for these children.”