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Demonstrating a terrific “can-do” spirit, the Key Club of Lee-Davis High School in Richmond, Virginia, recently completed a fundraising project to benefit Children’s Hospital. The initiative, conceived in March, involved members decorating metal cans and writing “Wishing WELL” on each one, says club reporter Heather Mentz.

Each high school teachers then received a can to display in his or her classroom. During the fundraiser, teachers competed against each other by encouraging their students to donate money for the cause. Not only did the fundraiser encourage students to give to the hospital, it also served as a popularity contest among teachers: In the end, the teacher with the most money received a gift certificate to Applebee’s. 

On April 2, about 20 Key Club members visited Children’s Hospital and took a guided tour of the facilities before presenting the hospital with a check for $450.

Jamie Koertge, Lee-Davis faculty advisor, and Ed Hutchinson, the advisor from the sponsoring Kiwanis Club of Ashland, Virginia, accompanied the Key Club members.

“This is but one of the Key Club’s service projects that benefit Lee-Davis, the community and the ‘children of the world,’”!” says Hutchinson. “Our Kiwanis Club of Ashland shares my pride in this wonderful project of the Key Clubbers at Lee-Davis. Well done, Key Clubbers!”

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