Prairie Key Club Keeping Busy to Help and Support Others

Prairie High School Key Club continues to offer opportunities for its members to provide service to others. This year Key Club has 146 sophomores, juniors and seniors. These students have volunteered 1,327 hours so far this school year at events at our schools and in our community. 

In addition to seeing these student volunteers at all kinds of Prairie events, you will see them at Gems of Hope, YPN, Families Helping Families, HACAP, our local libraries and many more local organizations. 

The month of December has been especially busy and fulfilling for its members as they have been working on a couple of special projects. Key Club members made 120 holiday cards for local veterans, half of the cards have been sent to the Veterans Home in Marshalltown and the other half to the VA Hospital in Iowa City. 

Another project for its members was donating 40 tie fleece blankets to the Catherine McAuley Center for their Transitional Housing Center.  Each person at the housing center will receive a blanket to keep.  Over the past five years, Key Club has made and donated 215 blankets for the Catherine McAuley Center.

“Helping other people, helping our community, and helping special causes is what we do,” said Key Club Advisor Kathy Waychoff. “We have wonderful students who clearly understand the value of volunteering and serving other people.”

Prairie High School Key Club was established at Prairie High School in August 2011. It is a student-led organization that offers members opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.