The North Shore Key Club has a need to provide hope and help to the children, families and communities of Long Island that are homeless. The Family and Children Association (FCA) have paired with North Shore Key Club to help this cause .and assist us with our Major Emphasis Project 2017-2018. It was recorded on January 25, 2017, that there are 2,943 homeless people on Long Island. Of these 2,943 people, 1,832 are under the age of 18 (Long Island Coalition for the Homeless), which means that 62% of the homeless population on Long Island is composed of youth under the age of 18. According to Family and Children Association, 20% of Hempstead’s children live below the federal poverty line and only 40% have graduated. However, with the help of Family and Children Association, 90% of students have had the opportunity to go to college and provided more than $1,000,000 in financial assistance to those in need of assistance. Once North Shore heard the problem we wanted to answered the call!!
The North Shore Key Club rings the bell at the traditional kettle for the Salvation Army Organization. The event takes place every Saturday at the Stop & Shop store in Glen Cove. Candy canes are given out to the children and special guests…yes Santa Claus and his elves will arrive on December 23rd. Pictured is the first group of key clubbers on Saturday November 25th with smiles galore and a Ho Ho Ho for service. L to R: Lauren Belanger, Grace Lisena, Ryan Wezwick and Haley Waiksnis
The community blood drive hosted by the North Shore key Club at the high school was a huge success. More than 68 registered for this life saving event with community members, faculty staff and students as the blood drive supporters. Senior Zoe Malin was the key club student coordinator who worked very hard with the key club to make this event a success. To note: 1 pint of blood saves 3 lives…….. the North Shore community saved more than a hundreds lives because they took the time to give the gift of life. Pictured are the people who made this happen.
With chef hats on and spatulas in hand the North Shore key Club once again baked 1400 cookies at the annual Kiwanis Mini Mart Event. In 3 hrs the club sold out of these amazing …hot from the oven, Otis Spunk Meyer Cookies. The profits from their culinary delights will go to various charities such as St Judes, Healing Head Bands for pediatric cancer patients and The Family & Children Association. This group helps teens on Long Island Pictured are the chefs taking a bow!!
The annual Community Blood Drive took place on May 31st at North Shore High School. This event was sponsored by the Long Island Blood Services and hosted by the key club. It was a very successful event with donors galore from the student body and our community. 1 pt of blood saves 3 lives and 135 lives were saved on that day. Great job in deed by North Shore.
With only two weeks remaining before the last day of classes, we wish our seniors all the best as we say goodbye.
The Annual Senior Citizen Prom took place at North Shore High School on May 21st- the day following the Junior Prom. It was a fun afternoon as the key clubbers danced the night away with our yesterday heroes. This event has been hosted by the Key Club for more than 15 years.
“Same place Same time Same key club”
The North Shore Key Club made it’s 19th annual holiday visit to Cohen Children’s Medical Center on December 23rd. The group brought toys galore collected from the entire North Shore School District as well as the North Shore Kiwanis Club. Elf Alexis was on hand to distribute these gifts with her Key Club members to complete this project. Also included were gifts to all patients and families - Healing Wristbands as part and the final curtain to their single service project. Pictured is the group in action and a very special picture of "Baily” the therapy dog. Baily visited Cohen on the 23rd to help give out the wrist bands to the patients and was even wearing one himself!
With that, I would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy 2017 on behalf of the Key Club. We had a great year and I look forward to seeing all the difference we make in the coming year!
The North Shore Key Club continues to ring the bell this holiday season. This is a tradition that a former Key Club student came back to experience again and help out with last weekend. We have already raised hundreds of dollars and have been given an advertisement on the radio. We are very happy to see such a success so far and look forward to seeing the impact we've made with the project. We will continue to ring the bell each weekend until Christmas with Santa appearing on Christmas Eve and we hope to see you there.
The North Shore Key Club wishes you a happy and healthy holiday season!
The North Shore Builders Club became involved with our MEP project in support of Healing Headbands. They made 500 wristbands in only 30 minutes and brought in gifts for children in Cohen Hospital to be delivered by the North Shore Key Club with the wristbands on December 23rd.
North Shore Key Club was featured on the radio for the third time! The recordings can be played below.
We Invite The Community To Join us
Sunday December 11
Location Site: 71 Grove Street in Glenwood Landing
Noon To 3pm
Let’s Band Together For The Holidays
To Make Wristbands
To Be Given To Children With Illnesses
To Help Them Feel Better
Happiness is a State of Mind
So Let’s Help Them…..Wear Their Happiness
View the website: www.healingheadbands.com
For additional information on the project email them at:
The North Shore Key Club will be ringing the bell every Saturday for the Salvation Army during this holiday season at Stop & Shop in Glen Cove. We welcome one and all to stop by to donate to this wonderful organization. The Key Clubbers will be giving out candy canes to all the children and on December 24th a very special guest at the kettle will arrive…… Yes Santa Claus and his elf will be there. He can only spare one elf this year because he is so very busy with getting all ready for his big trip!! Pictured is the first Key Club Team at the kettle for the Salvation Army with smiles galore.
Ho Ho Ho For Service To The Community
North Shore Key Club wishes you all a happy and healthy holiday season!
We have just launched our 2017 MEP (Major Emphasis Project) website. Click here to visit it. We plan to release a separate website for our single service project in the coming weeks and will post right here on the news page when it is launched.
Update 12/27/16: Our Single Service webpage just launched! Visit it here!
MEP Website: www.mep2017.weebly.com
Single Service Website: www.singleservice2017.weebly.com
The Roslyn Warriors are very active to make a difference and by working with the North Shore K family. Pictured is the North Shore Aktion Club “in action” making spinning tops to be put into shoeboxes as a special fun gift for children in need. These shoeboxes filled with numerous items will be sent worldwide and is the Major Emphasis Project 2016-2017 (MEP) created by the NS Key Club. The NS Kiwanis Club and the NS key Club are joining hands and taking action for service. This is truly a North Shore Family gathering indeed.
Healing The World One Headband At A Time Single Service Project 2016-2017
The Key Club members in the spotlight are the Freshmen Team who were the stars for the single service project on November 14th. These students represented the Key Club at the Locust Valley Intermediate School and presented a workshop to 5th graders called…… “ Wear Your Happiness”
>>>>Let us congratulate and thank our Freshmen Team>>>>>
Juliette Alfarone, Olivia Magliocco, Gillian Neos,
Madiline Pittel, Claudia Scala, Jenny Walton
The North Shore key Club attends the annual K Family Dinner in November to celebrate Key Club week and join hands with the entire K Family to celebrate achievements shared by one and all.
The North Shore Key Club's MEP project in support of "Operation Christmas Child" was featured on WCWP 88.1FM. The recording below aired earlier this month roughly twice an hour. Stay tuned for the launch of a dedicated website for both the MEP and Single Service Project and to learn more about Operation Christmas Child, click the link above.
The North Shore key Club is busy this new year of service with many projects. For the 2016-2017 Major Emphasis Program Project (MEP) they have selected Operation Christmas Child. The Key Club has joined forces with the Builders Club to fill shoe boxes with fun items that will be sent to orphanages world-wide. Pictured are both clubs creating and decorating spinning tops to be put into the boxes. The clubs are both sponsored by the North Shore Kiwanis Club.
The North Shore key Club has joined hands with the Kiwanis Kids Club (K-Kids) who are sponsored by the North Shore Kiwanis Club to form the K Family. Pictured is the North Shore Key Club & The K-Kids at the weekly meeting held at the Sea Cliff Elementary School.
To Note: The organization is Operation Christmas Child and the project is to create and send shoe boxes full of fun items to orphanages world-wide. A special thank you to the K Kids adviser, Mark Mihopulo, for his outstanding leadership for the K-Kids.
The annual cancer walk took place at Jones beach on Sunday October 16th. The Key Clubbers have participated in this event for more than 20 years. This year the North Shore Key Club Team was adorned with Healing Headbands wearing them in support for all people afflicted with the disease of cancer. These headbands were made at a recent Key Club meeting that took place before the event with the help from the founders of the Healing Headbands Program, Joannie Accolla and Barbara Grapstein, who made that all possible. Pictured is the Key Club Team having fun while making a difference!!
The North Shore Key Club is supporting Operation Christmas Child, a charity that provides school supplies to orphans who need them, allowing them to attend school. Shoe boxes are filled with toys and supplies to spread holiday cheer. Funds were raised by selling handmade tops at the annual Sea Cliff Mini Mart.
Each year, the North Shore Key Club runs a car wash fundraiser. Additional pictures can be seen in the slideshow below:
The North Shore K Family joins hands with the Healing Headbands Program for 2016-2017. The Key Club will join with the Healing Headbands Program for their single service project 2016-2017. The North Shore Kiwanis Club, the parent club for the NS Key Club, has also joined hands with this group and invited Founders for Healing Headbands, Barbara Grapstein & Joanie Accolla, to a Kiwanis Club meeting. These two friends from Sea Cliff joined together to form this nonprofit organization.
This non-profit organization created only 2 years ago, was formed to create colorful head coverings that bring joy to people who are battling cancer and other serious illnesses. These headbands are paired with special laughter exercises to help people laugh …….not to make people laugh!! Together the K Family is “banding for a cause” as we move forward in the new year of service. Pictured is the North Shore Key Club officers James Mastakouris and Robert Sharkey presenting a check for $620.00, from a recent fundraiser, to Ms. Accolla & Ms. Grapstein. Joined in this presentation is current Kiwanis President Merrideth Brosnan.
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