In an effort to help the community, multiple clubs have used money that they collected from various events throughout the year to help those in need. The Crown Point Community Foundation (CPCF) has requested support from clubs for their relief fund, which aids groups that provide critical services in the area.
According to Key Club sponsor Angela Keaveney, club members participated in a voting process to determine if they wanted to make a donation. With 98.4 percent of participants agreeing to make the donation, Key Club decided to contribute $4,000 to the CPCF.
“I am thrilled that we are able to make a contribution to help our community,” Keaveney said. “That is what the mission of Key Club is.”
National Honor Society (NHS) similarly decided to make a donation, but instead directed their funds towards the Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids (NICK) Foundation. NHS sponsor Erin Rawls says that this is not the first time the club has supported the cause.
“For the past few years, NHS has been donating money to the NICK Foundation,” Rawls said. “The money we donate comes from fundraising events NHS does.”
Through events such as the Color Run and the Student vs. Teacher Olympics, NHS was able to contribute around $5,000 to aid families impacted with childhood cancer.