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September 2012 magazine


story by Dick Isenhour

What’s the right time for service? Anytime! After all, community needs never take a vacation. Here are a few “anytime” service project ideas for your club to try. 

Green scene. Plant trees, flowers and other plants around your school, neighborhood or community. 

Bling thing. Make jewelry as a fundraiser or donate homemade beaded bracelets and necklaces to the closest Children’s Miracle Network hospital (

Pet project. Volunteer at a local humane society. 

Wild side. Adopt a zoo animal and help pay for its care. 

Flower power. Create tissue-paper  ower bouquets and sell them as a fundraiser for The Eliminate Project

Picture perfect. Organize an art contest for preschoolers, K-Kids, seniors or adults with disabilities. 

Breathe easy. Start an anti-smoking campaign. 

Grand idea. Adopt a “grandfriend” at a retirement center or nursing home. 

Somethin’ special. Organize an event or activity for kids with special needs or your local Aktion Club, which serves adults with special needs. 

Fulfilling experience. Conduct a food drive for a local food bank or shelter. 

Get crafty. Organize a craft day for elementary students at the local library, school or community center. 

Want more ideas for club projects? Check out the
Key Club
service directory
in our online resources.

Lead the team. Help coach a youth baseball, softball, volleyball or basketball team. Or learn more about Hershey’s Track and Field Games at

Baby a mama. Host an event for mothers or a baby shower at a local women’s shelter and raise funds and awareness for The Eliminate Project. 

Be a kid again. Schedule a play date with a Builders Club or K-Kids club. 

Perfect recipe. Create and sell baking mixes in jars. 

Just say no. Host an anti-drug awareness event in your high school. 

Put on a show. Stage activities to recognize stellar people in your community. KC