Key Club gives back to the community


Photo Credit: Kevin McKegney

Above are some of the items that were collected.

by Cole Tennant

As of Feb. 24 the Glen Rock High School Key Club kicked off a fundraiser. From Feb. 24 to March 12 the Key Club collected multiple items such as, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, socks, razors, bars of soap, Individually packed snacks (from supermarkets, NOT homemade), deodorant, hand sanitizer, water bottles,  gently used drawstring bags and new masks. 

All items for the fundraiser were collected in plastic bags at the High School Hamilton Lobby, Auditorium Lobby and the public library. All the essential items that were collected were given to Eva’s Village. 

Eva’s Village is a non profit organization that is run by volunteers and accepts donations. Club Officer Kevin McKegney stated, “Our most recent project is a personal care package collection for Eva’s Village, which supports those suffering from poverty, hunger, homelessness, and addiction.” They are based and located in Paterson, New Jersey.

Multiple Key Club members took the day off on SEL day a few weeks ago to put time into the fundraiser. And all of their members have been working on this fundraiser for weeks. Key Club Officers Kevin McKegney, Dev Parik and Olivia Pugliese headed this project along with the rest of the clubs projects and fundraisers throughout the year. 

“The Key Club focuses on citizenship and serving the community,” says officer Kevin McKegney. The Key Club is one of the many clubs offered by Glen Rock High School and also one of the most recognized. Key Club runs fundraisers and works on projects to help those in need all throughout the year and every year. The Key Club continues their successful work after wrapping up this fundraiser. 

“Our drive has been very successful and we are thankful for the turnout and generosity of fellow Glen Rock residents.”