Sophomores Plan Invisible Children: Spread the Love Fundraising Dinner at Bethany College

BETHANY, W.Va. — Bethany College’s Sophomore Class Council will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a fundraising dinner to benefit Invisible Children, an organization founded to help better the lives of war-affected children in northern Uganda.

The event, Invisible Children: Spread the Love, will be held on February 14 at Bethany’s Benedum Commons from 5-7:30 p.m. It is open to the public, and reservations are not required. The dinner is covered under the student meal plan, and the cost for others is $8. Donations are encouraged, and donation checks should be made payable to Invisible Children.

The Council has worked closely with Chartwells, the campus dining service, to plan a unique menu that ties together both Ugandan culture and Valentine’s Day. Options will include: Ugandan kabobs made to order, glazed salmon, shrimp pasta, champagne risotto, zucchini and red pepper sauté, heart-shaped pizzas, chicken parmesan, and linguini with marinara sauce. A variety of desserts will also be available.

“I believe it is extremely important for all students to understand that in order to better the world, we need to start through establishing education systems for all. Invisible Children is working to do just that,” stated Tanner Coles, Sophomore Class Council President. He continued, “All proceeds from this dinner will help Invisible Children with its goal of educating northern Uganda and will help to restore the peace that once existed.”

For more information on the dinner or to learn how you can donate to the cause, please contact Coles at Updates will also be posted at

Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.