Fridley’s Key Club week raises funds to fight disease
The Fridley High School Key Club celebrated International Key Club Week, Nov. 5-9, with different projects each day.
On Monday, members wore their lime-green, club T-shirts. Club members gathered in the basketball court area to take a group picture for the yearbook.
The club members informed the school about Eliminate, a project for the elimination of neonatal tetanus by 2015, on Tuesday. They placed baby bottle banks in advisors’ rooms to collect donations of loose change during a “Miracle Minute” of time. This minute raised $117.61, enough to save 65 babies.
They thanked their Key Club Advisors on Wednesday during a large group meeting and signed up for the upcoming fundraising and volunteer opportunities like 54-Hour Teeter-Totter Marathon, Salvation Army bell ringing and Santa’s Workshop.
Three Key Club Officers went to the Fridley Community Center on Wednesday to present Honorary Key Club pins and certificates to the JAMS sewing group. This group of 14 women has contributing in a variety of Key Club projects that involve sewing skills.
Key Clubbers spent Thursday afternoon at a workshop making corn cob propeller magnets for Teacher Appreciation and felt flowers for Kiwanis Education Day. About 50 Key Clubbers attend each session.
Key Clubbers held Hat Day on Friday. Each student or staff member paid $1 for a sticker allowing them to wear a hat throughout the day. This fundraiser collected $149 for Eliminate.
The Club has set a fundraising goal of $2,000 to support Eliminate.
(Submitted by Erik Keeler, Fridley Key Club Vice President, and Mary Bowen, Kiwanis Advisor for the Fridley High School Key Club)