Club Name: Key Club
Club Description: Key Club members are volunteers who raise funds for charitable organizations
Meeting Place: Room 011
Meeting / Announcements: Key Club meets on Wednesday afternoons as needed, at 3:05 p.m., in the Art Room. The first meeting will be Wednesday, July 22nd
Threads of Hope is a livelihood project initiated by Alex and Chris Kuhlow in March of 2003 to bring help and hope to families at risk in the Philippines. This outreach was launched from one simple act of compassion for a friend on a tropical beach there. An order for 1200 bracelets was made to provide a struggling family with a good source of income for an entire month. The artistry and effort that went into each piece was astounding. Since then, others have wanted to buy the bracelets to help the poor and the Kuhlows have partnered with multiple groups and individuals in their efforts to raise funds. 100% of the profits were used to employ other struggling families. As a result, Threads of Hope is now providing a steady income to 250 families, nearly 700 people and is striving to help more.
In 2011, University School Key Club partnered with Threads of Hope, Inc. and raised more than $1,200 for the families selling handmade bracelets. We want to initiate another fund raising effort this year and are selling a variety of handmade products, including round and flat bracelets, key chains, lanyards, book marks, eye wear cords ,and necklaces. These products range in price from only $2.00 to $8.00. The Threads of Hope foundation allows schools and others raising funds to keep one half of the proceeds from sales. This year Key Club will seek to donate our share of funds raised to local entities and charities, such as Johnson City Homeless Education Services, Second Harvest Food Bank, and others.
If you are interested in purchasing one of these beautiful handmade products, please contact Ms. Squibb. Key Club members will also be selling the items.
Prerequisite for Membership: Open to all high school students
Club Officers: President: Haley Bradshaw
Vice-President: Elizabeth Jennings
Secretary: Madelyn Wood
Treasurer: Haley Dunn
Editor: Robin Happel
Service Events: 2014 From Farm to Table Dinner, Jonesborough, TN. Saturday, August 23rd 6:00 pm. Thanks to all of our volunteers who served at the event! (Photos below)
*The Key Club is sponsored by Johnson City Kiwanis Club
Principles of Key Club
"Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership."
"To develop competent, capable, and caring leaders through the vehicle of service."
The core values of Key Club International are leadership, character building, caring, and inclusiveness.
Caring – Our Way of Life