Sequoia Lake Schools Key Club members are looking beyond themselves and making a difference in our community. Around twenty members from the high school Key Club (service club) are taking turns delivering “Meals on Wheels” to homebound residents in the Sequoia Lake area every Friday this school year.
Key Club advisor, Jen Smith, explains that the local United Way Director contacted school officials last spring because more help was needed to make deliveries in communities near our school. Smith says that she was excited about the impact involvement in such a program could have on her Key Club members. “I want them to do it now so they can see what it’s like in the community and understand that people are in need,” she said.
“Come on in!” An elderly local resident greeted Sequoia Lake Schools Key Club members as they came to her front door with her dinner recently. She seemed genuinely pleased to see them.
“I learned that it’s not even just the meals that can make someone happy, it’s talking to them and getting to know them” one student said. “There are a lot of people in our community that need help and by volunteering you can reach out to those people and let them know young people care.”