There is a lot to be said for our youth today, but the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland chooses to focus on the positive aspects of how the young adults in our community are reaching out to help where it is needed. There are many groups of students in local high schools and middle schools that have worked on projects to raise money for charities of their choice throughout the year. We are very proud of all of them and want to thank them for their compassion and time spent in their efforts.
One such group of young people is the Kiwanis Key Club at Juanita High School. This is a group of kids that just keeps on keeping on! During this school year, they raised $4,710.99 for four separate charities. Their school adviser, Paul Miller, is the backbone of this group. He keeps the kids motivated but allows them to “run their own show” and to have fun while doing it. Projects supported by them this year were:
$1296.31 Lake City Baby Cupboard
$917.28 Pink Shirts – Susan Komen Foundation
$1922.40 Trick or Treat – UNICEF (the Honor Society helped with this)
$575.00 Child’s Play
Thank you to Juanita High School Key Club for all they do. You rock!! Thank you, also to all the Key Clubs and Builders Club in our community for the continuing work you do to raise money and to give back to those who most need it. You all make us proud.
If you would like to learn more about Kiwanis Key Clubs, visit their website at www.keyclub.org.