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Key Club: There will be a brief meeting after school on Tuesday, December 12th, in Ms. Squibb's room about a fundraising activity for the club. We have colorful hand-made bracelets, key chains, lanyards, and other items made in the Philllipines for sale. The fund raiser is called "Threads of Hope".
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.
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. Thank you,
Key Club members for your service to our community!
Prerequisite for Membership: Open to all high school students
President: Cassandra Goodyear
Vice President: Jackson Simerly
Secretary: Macey Falin
Treasurer: Nanya Aninyei
Editor: Raiden Ramacus-Perdue
*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
- To develop initiative and leadership.
- To provide experience in living and working together.
- To serve the school and community.
- To cooperate with the school principal.
- To prepare for useful citizenship.
- To accept and promote the following ideals:
- To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than to the material values of life.
- To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
- To promote the adoption and application of higher standards in scholarship, sportsmanship, and social contacts.
- To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
- To provide a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render unselfish service, and to build better communities.
- To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which makes possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and good will.