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3 service project ideas for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but there’s still plenty of time for your club to participate in the holiday festivities. Check out the three ideas below for three fun service projects, two of which can double as awesome club fundraisers, too.

1. Roses are red, violets are blue…

Making cards might be one of the most redundant and boring service projects to suggest, but sometimes they have quite a large impact. Contact a nearby retirement community to see if it would accept cards from your Key Club. A card for Valentine’s Day might be exactly what residents need to get cheered up. Take it a step further: Ask about making door decorations or even hosting a Valentine's Day party with snacks and music.

2. Four for you, Glen Coco!

Some schools have already chosen an organization to sell candy grams and/or carnations every year for Valentine’s Day, but if no one’s called dibs yet and your school allows it, this could be a great fundraiser for your club. Design your own “candy grams,” buy a few boxes of Avengers and Disney Princess cards and attach suckers or Fun Dip packs. If candy is too messy to deal with, try selling carnations. Ask a florist for flower donations.

3. Night on the town

For parents with young kids, Valentine’s Day isn’t usually a romantic night out at the movies or a fancy restaurant—unless your Key Club steps in, that is. If some of your club members have no plans for that night, offer a babysitting service for either a set fee or donations. Promote your babysitting services to school staff and members throughout your community. Keep the funds you raise for club activities, or donate the money to The Eliminate Project.

For more fun Valentine’s Day-themed projects, check out Key Club’s Pinterest board!

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