Written By: Milla Eldridge, District Projects Chair
District Project Fundraising Goal
Key Clubs around Georgia are hard at work fundraising for this year’s project: The Key Club Wellness Pavilion. Since the month of August, the district has raised $1,050, 6% of our fundraising goal. If every club in Georgia raises $300, we can easily reach our goal of $45,000! The clubs that raise the most money per member and demonstrate outstanding fundraising will be honored with the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Home Award and the Fundraising Excellence Award at the annual Service and Leadership Conference in March.
In August, at the Georgia Kiwanis State Convention, district board members sold vintage Key Club pins to Kiwanians. That afternoon, we raised $925 thanks to the generous donation of Georgia Kiwanis. At Georgia Leadership Training Conference, the district board sold stickers with our new mascot, George the Peach, and raised $100 for the project.
Pies at SLC
At Service and Leadership Conference in March, Key Clubbers in attendance can bid for the opportunity to pie district board members in the face with whipped cream! All of the money raised during this activity will go towards the District Project. The board members getting pied are as follows: LTG of Division 1 Jackson Thomas, LTG of Division 7 Mahika Patel, LTG of Division 10 Armin Sedghi, Adult Administrator Heather Brindle, and District Governor Jessica Shin!
Reach Out and Fundraise
There are many different ways clubs can reach and exceed the $300 fundraising goal for the Key Club Wellness Pavilion. Simple fundraisers include hosting spirit nights at local restaurants like Chipotle or Chick-fil-A. Other, more school-focused activities include: hosting ice cream socials, selling chocolates, candy grams, and stickers, and even hosing a Penny Wars competition. Additionally, Key Clubs are highly encouraged to reach out to their local or sponsoring Kiwanis Club and ask them for fundraising assistance and opportunities.