Key Club creates fleece cat blankets for shelter

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Shelby Tkacik

Key Club members work on making cat blankets for the People United for Rescue and Rehabilitation (P.U.R.R.) of West Virginia.

by Devin Barge, Editor

On October 11th, the Key Club members created blankets that are to be donated to a cat shelter located in West Virginia.  The team also enjoyed ice cream.

Rosalia Tilmont cuts fabric for her cat blanket.

The club has partnered with the People United for Rescue and Rehabilitation (P.U.R.R.) of West Virginia to help donate cat blankets to the rescue center that is in need of more blankets as they have had a surplus in the number of rescued cats.

Key Club’s focus is on service. On October 30 and 31, members will Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF service project will start where Key Cub members will walk around during all lunch shifts asking for coin donations.

The club is currently a part of a service project called A is for Africa, where the club accepts donations of shoes that are in fairly good condition. These shoes are then collected and shipped to children in need of footwear in Africa. If you are a community member who would like to donate, please rubber band the shoes together, and drop them off in Mr. Brown’s room, C101.

Linganore Key Club President Dan Moore said, “Key Club is the largest student-led organization in the world, and it’s mission is to provide opportunities for its members serve our communities while also developing leadership while also developing leadership skills such as running meetings, planning projects and holding elected positions all the way from club to international levels. (That and we have lots of food at our meetings.)”

Shelby Tkacik
Colleen Avila and Caroline Etherton cut fleece for blankts.

It’s not too late to join a club. Visit Ms. Paula Larson in the Student Services Office by Main Street to add your name to the specific club’s list.