The MAP Key Club started the year off with bake sales and other small fundraisers that helped them raise more than $100 for a charitable cause.
After setting aside some funds to support other projects, Key Club members used the remaining money to help Eager to Serve, a nonprofit organization based in Freeport that assists underserved families with resources and educational opportunities.
Eager to Serve provided a wanted list, the top of which called for diapers and wipes. Key Club students responded immediately by dividing the funds and purchasing these items over the past weekend. When school resumed, the club had more than 400 diapers and three large containers of wipes, which will be donated to the organization to help mothers.
This is the first project the Key Club undertook for the 2014-15 year. Under the guidance of advisor Tiffany Rzempoluch, the club is currently taking a large list of everyday items to make blessing bags. The bags will be given out to the homeless this holiday season, along with notes of encouragement.