After the success of their first popcorn fundraiser this past fall, members of the Lynbrook High School Key Club decided to gear up for the challenge once again. The students partnered with Double Good. This allowed half of their popcorn fundraiser’s proceeds to support charitable organizations or causes of the student’s choice. Just like in October, the 177 Key Club members created their own pop up stores on Double Good’s online platform where their supporters could buy popcorn for a good cause.
The Key Club executive board made the decision on who to raise the money for. Struggling to pick just one, they decided to fundraise for several. This included the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center, Lynbrook Kiwanis Inc., New York District Kiwanis Foundation, Pediatric Lyme Disease Emergency Fund, SCO Family of Services, senior scholarships, Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education and the INN. Each benefit the community which is what the Lynbrook Key Club aims to do as a club.
The ultimate goal was to raise as much money as possible and members did just that. They sold more than $27,000 worth of popcorn in the span of just four days. From this, the students were able to donate more than $13,500 to their charitable organizations of choice. The motivation from the whole executive board drove the members to go above and beyond, while simultaneously enjoying the process.
“I am very proud of them,” said Key Club adviser Dr. Benedict Tieniber.
This fundraiser has made history for the club, enabling them to sell more than $64,000 and donate more than $32,000 in just two quick popcorn fundraisers. The club will now hold two popcorn fundraisers a year because of how successful the turnout was this school year. It would not have been possible without the hard work of the Lynbrook Key Club and the club’s generous supporters.
1) (L-R) Key Club seniors Isabelle Gaudet and Heather Horowitz and junior Jaden Harvin with a $3,000 check to the INN.
2) Key Club Co-Presidents Carly Tucker (right) and Marti Candel with a $3,000 check for SCO Family of Services.
3) Key Club seniors Samantha Feldman (right) and Joseph Giovinco with a $400 check for the Pediatric Lyme Disease Emergency Fund.
Photos courtesy of the Lynbrook Public Schools