Key Club organizes supply drive for Children's Hospital
By Addie Morton
January 15, 2016
During the week of Jan. 25-29, Central’s Key Club will collect craft supplies for Children’s Hospital. Staff and students are asked to bring in drawing utensils, stickers, coloring books, and other craft materials to their first block; whichever class has the most supplies will win free breakfast.
This marks the first year Central’s Key Club is partnering with Children’s Hospital. For infection control reasons, volunteer groups are not allowed in the hospital; instead, the club decided to hold a school wide supply drive to create craft kits for patients. Their goal is to create at least 50 kits with the donated supplies.
“I am so proud of how Central students want to give back to the community,” said Alexis Niceley, Manager of Volunteer Service and Programs at Children’s Hospital. “Many thanks to CHS Key Club for doing this for our patients!”
Key Club is sponsored by Kiwanis International, an organization of volunteers dedicated to “changing the world one child and one community at a time.” Members of Key Club perform acts of service in their communities, build character, and develop leadership skills.
Various service events that members of Central’s Key Club have participated in throughout the year include: Salvation Army bell ringing, Fantasy of Trees, baking cookies for local firefighters, and a campus cleanup around Central. Members are required to have at least 8 hours of service per semester.
Key Club members believe “by working together, we can achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone,” and this is proven evident by the club’s efforts to collect craft supplies for Children’s Hospital.