The Key Club is sponsoring a class change challenge in order to raise money for Caitlin’s Smiles. Caitlin’s Smiles is a Harrisburg-based charity that distributes arts and crafts materials to children in medical facilities.
Key Club treasurer Airah Shafiq says that Key Club chose to donate to Caitlin’s Smiles because they have been “trying to figure out a way to donate to them for a while, so [the change challenge] was just an opportunity.”
The club has placed signs and posters around the school to promote the challenge while each grade level has a bin in the library for donations. Each coin in the bucket adds one point to the grade’s overall score, while each bill subtracts one point, regardless of the monetary value.
The challenge will run until the end of the day on Friday, January 27th, when the winning grade will be determined. In the coming weeks, Key Club will give donuts to all members of the grade that wins the challenge.
The sophomore class is currently in the lead with 126 points. The seniors follow in second with about 3 dollars and 43 points. The freshmen and the juniors are both still at zero. Key Club has an open-ended goal in terms of money, but they are still hoping for more donations— “the bigger, the better!” remarks Airah.