The Clewiston News

CHS Key Club holds Thanksgiving drive

Clewiston High School’s newest philanthropic club, the Key Club, is already hard at work raising money and taking donations to help make communities stronger. Key Club members have been focusing on two important initiatives, including its first-ever Thanksgiving Drive and Project Eliminate through the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

The club’s Thanksgiving Drive is aiming to help feed needy families in the community on Thanksgiving Day.

The club is asking for donations of turkeys, typical Thanksgiving sides and packaging supplies to make delivering those meals to families easier.

If anyone is interested in giving, please contact Steven Barnes at Clewiston High School, 863-983-1520 ext. 238 or by email, barness@hendry-schools.net.

Club members have also been raising money for UNICEF’s Project Eliminate, which targets maternal and neonatal tetanus.

According to UNICEF, every 11 minutes a newborn dies from tetanus and 100 million women in nearly 20 countries are impacted. For $1.80, a mother can receive the three doses necessary to prevent herself and her future children from contracting tetanus.

The Key Club’s goal was to raise just $100 to help support Project Eliminate and each member was asked to raise $4 to meet the goal. The club is happy to announce that it surpassed its goal and was able to ensure about 62 women and their unborn children will live tetanus free lives.