Members of the Lynbrook High School Key Club have been hard at working giving back to the community.
As part of their annual popcorn fundraiser, the group raised more than $66,000 in just four days. The funds will be shared among a variety of charities, including Project9Line, the Rose Brucia Education Fund, the Dr. Barbarino Scholarship Fund, the Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education (SCOPE) organization and Alex’s Lemonade Stand.
Continuing their philanthropy work, the club participated in a food drive at Key Food East End in Long Beach on Oct. 24. The drive was in collaboration with Lynbrook Kiwanis, an adult volunteer organization that frequently works alongside Key Club.
Emma Ward, who serves as co-president of Key Club, expressed her pride for the volunteers, saying “It is great to see so many LHS students volunteering in the community!”
Twelve members also spent Oct. 24 volunteering at North of Sunrise Assisted Living Facility in Lynbrook. While there, the students spent time with residents playing bingo, as well as washed their wheelchairs for them.
Sophie Ward, who serves as co-president of the club, felt that the events were extremely rewarding, commenting, “The smiles on the senior citizen’s faces brought me the same joy as the packed trucks full of food. Leading a service club allows me to constantly give back to my community, and I love knowing that my peers and I are making a difference.”
The club is led by adviser and teacher Dr. Ben Tieniber.
A: Lynbrook High School Key Club members Olivia Vuotto and Luca Russo present a $5000 check to the Rose Brucia Education Fund as part of the club’s annual popcorn fundraiser.
B: Members of the Lynbrook High School Key Club held a food drive at Key Food East End in Long Beach on Oct. 26. Pictured from left: Emily Franklin (Freshman), Caitlin Liu (Freshman), Samantha Petrelli (Freshman), Sean O’Brien (Junior), Chris Lucchese (Junior, Kiera Colon (Sophomore), Jessica Strohofer (Freshman), Kate Santoli (Freshman), Mrs. DeSena and Mr. DeSena from Lynbrook Kiwanis
C: Lynbrook High School students Stephanie Neri (Sophomore), Katherine Ferng (Sophomore), Alexandra Spector (Junior), Amelie Duch (Sophomore) and Mischa Martin (Junior) volunteer to wash wheelchairs during a visit to the North of Sunrise Assisted Living Facility in Lynbrook.
Photos courtesy of Lynbrook Public Schools