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Key club makes blankets as part of Project Linus

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Students make blankets in Key Club after school on Nov. 29 to help other youth keep warm.

Key Club made blankets for those in need after school in the Freshmen Cafe on Nov. 29. The program is called Project Linus and they make several styles of blankets for those under 18 years old. 

The officers of Key Club have decided to bring in Project Linus from the options they were given.

“The girls came and were like, we want to do something local like give homeless shelters things that they need,” Stephanie Capshaw, advisor, said. 

Project Linus is all across the world. The organization has been run since 1998 by Balagna in Central Illinois. Project Linus is directed and orchestrated by President Patty Gregory and Vice President Mary Balagna.

All the officers also had their reasons to pick the Project Linus organization.

“We wanted to choose an organization that would be directly helping people in need,” Isabelle Reyes, junior, said. “The Linus Project allows that by hand making blankets that will be directly donated to children in difficult situations, such as hospitals and the foster care system.” 

The Key Club is excited to carry out the project and make the blankets while making a difference.

“I love helping people in any kind of way so making blankets for children really makes me feel good,” Abigail Torres, junior, said.

All the officers have roles in the project, which are all different and make a difference equally. 

“As president, I make sure everything is organized and ensure the effective communication among Key Club members to successfully carry out the making of the blankets,” Torres said.

The project is lifting the students in Key Clubs’ spirits just as it raises the children’s spirits.

“I hope the children feel they have people and community support and that they feel loved,” Pamala Ramirez, senior, said.  

The students in Key Club are very excited to do the project. They are all most excited about the outcome.

Getting to be hands on is exciting, Niveditha Kumar, junior, said, “Building the blankets most definitely.”

Key club is a great way to progress in the world and has an impact on the students. Doing Project Linus has helped with giving the students a way to make an impact on others.

“This is my second year of working with Key Club and first year in an officer position,” Reyes said. “I think Key Club gives students an opportunity to give back to the community and teaches leadership skills.”

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