Beta Members Help at Ronald McDonald House


Senior Joshua Paul Estabalaya makes dinner at Ronald McDonald House as part of his community service work for Beta Club.

Alyssia Ibanez

  Every month members of Beta Club meet in the kitchen at Ronald McDonald House to make dinner for the families who are staying there while their children are being treated in the hospital. 

   The students provide meals, donate much needed items and make to-go bags for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. “We make goodie bags consisting of snacks and drinks with cute brown bags with a supportive message. It’s just the small things that may improve their day. We go to Ronald McDonald and make meals for those individuals as well,” said President senior Siya Patel.

   The Beta Club is an organization where students help encourage other kids to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, leadership and service.  “It means a lot to be able to help families physically, economically, and emotionally during their children’s health care crisis. Making meals and putting together to-go bags helps the parents  focus their energies on their children and their recovery,” said  BETA Club sponsor, Ms. Teri Middleton.

  The Ronald McDonald Charity provides a home away from home for families with children receiving treatment at hospitals and medical facilities in Orlando.  

   In addition to Ronald McDonald House, Beta Club members offer their help with organizations like New Hope for Kids. “To prepare for such activities we like to tell our members about upcoming opportunities in advance, so we basically plan the month’s activities and there are usually five or six opportunities,” said junior Arina Nemati.