Bell ringing

Posted on November 20, 2008 by

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The 24th of this month, the Concord Key Club will be doing their part to better the Michiana community by ringing bells for the Salvation Army. This is an annual volunteer project, but this year the bell-ringing means more than ever. The year of 2008 has been a difficult one, and in the face of the foundering economy, more and more families are turning to charities and church organizations for help.

The Salvation Army is one such organization. By ringing bells, the members of Key Club will be raising money to help families and individuals in need. Kim Chris, the Faculty Advisor to the Concord Key Club, was sure to note that anyone who wants to ring bells is welcome, and that it is recommended to “sign up with two or more people,” as ringing bells alone will not be much fun.

Chris, the Support Services teacher, shares the position of Faculty Advisor with Carolyn Schaffer, the school’s career information specialist. The two organize Key Club events, and work alongside the club’s president, vice-president, and treasurer, seniors Kaitlyn Horner, Kim Swain, and Taylor Beck.

“Key Club is a great organization, and we really try to get into the community and help out where we are needed,” said Beck. “I feel like we are making a difference in our community, and that’s what really counts.”

The Concord Key Club requires its members to participate in two volunteer projects per trimester, and members are required to pay a one-time fee of $13 to gain entry. The club often donates its services to charities such as the Faith Mission, the Battered Women’s Shelter, and Toys for Tots.

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