Key Club helps out community during the holidays
February 3, 2012
The holidays are a joyful time of year, especially for the community of Moffat County and the high school's Key Club students. The Key Club came to help the Moffat County area and those in need.
From sleigh rides for the family to giving toys to little kids, Key Club has participated in numerous activities over the years. Students sign up for activities that Mrs. Morris, Key Club director, offers. Over the years, numerous Key Club members have reached out to the community.
One of the newest activities is called Toys for Tots. This event raised donations for kids in need. Toys for Tots was a great way to make a needy child happy on Christmas Day. Derek Maiolo said, "Toys for Tots is an amazing program that allows all children in the community to get a piece of the Christmas spirit." Many events have been beneficial over the years but this one has had the largest impact.
Another event Key Club raised money for the Salvation Army. Bell-ringers waited outside stores ringing the familiar bell. Helping the homeless, needy families and seniors, the Salvation Army collects money for thousands and thousands of people each year. 80% of the money that the bell ringers collect stays in Craig. 20% goes to the national level.
Many activities have been presented during the holiday seasons, one of which helps holiday hunger. The KRAI canned food drive was presented in conjunction with the high school. Students in every class collected canned foods and took them to their third hour teacher. Key Club came to all the classes in the school and retrieved the holiday treats. The food drive helped children and adults in need.
Cowboy Christmas was also an event this holiday season. This celebration is a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of America. The Key Club members cleaned dishes and seated the children and adults. Key Club did whatever chores they had do to help serve at this huge buffet.
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The holidays may be over but MCHS's Key Club group are now working on the Fuller Center and they are trying to help rebuild the center. Key Club helped a lot of needy people this season and will continue to collect all they can for the new year.