Volunteer Spotlight: Etiwanda High School Key Club
The Key Clubbers from Etiwanda High School have volunteered many times with the Children’s Foundation of America, from fundraising events in the community to card making for our Back-to-School drive for foster youth.
About Key Club
Key Club is an international organization where high schoolers around the world build character and leadership through volunteer service. EHS Key Club is one of thousands of Key Clubs in 38 countries. It is part of Division 15 North, Region 13 in the California-Nevada-Hawai’i District and has about 80 members from Etiwanda High School.
“I joined because I wanted to make new friends, since it was my freshman year and I didn’t know anyone,” said Key Club Vice President Lance Anthony Aquino. “Because of Key Club, I was able to make many friends and at the same time serve my community with them.”
Key Club Meets CFA
The core values of Key Club International are leadership, character building, caring and inclusiveness, which the members from Etiwanda High School have demonstrated by volunteering with Children’s Foundation of America. EHS Key Clubbers have helped make motivational cards for foster youth, helped us raised awareness at community festivals and participated in our fundraisers. Lance said his favorite CFA event was the Fourth of July Celebration, where they helped raised $221 in donations through our bean bag toss game. “It was fulfilling to know that we were helping raise funds for foster children so that they may enjoy their lives like the children playing the bean bag game,” he said.
Commitment to Service
The Etiwanda Key Club has been a wonderful partner to CFA because they understand the importance of volunteering to help those in need. “Service is important because it allows us to give back what our home, school and community have done for us, while making differences that we will forever be proud of,” said Key Club President Xiaoqing Zhong. “I am sure that we can’t help everyone but we can help someone.”
Xiaoqing also explains that their mascot is a giraffe because they wish for their Key Club members to have arms as long as the necks of giraffes so they can reach as far as possible to help people.
Whether you’re part of a Key Club or just want to volunteer, click here to learn more about how you can get involved and Be the Difference in the lives of children in need.
Marie Maghuyop, Communications & Volunteer Relations Specialist
Marie creates content for social media, writes blogs and coordinates volunteer opportunities and events. She enjoys connecting with volunteers of diverse backgrounds and getting to know their unique stories. She has earned two associate’s degrees from San Bernardino Valley College and a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Fullerton. In her free time, Marie loves going to Disneyland, writing, playing ukulele and board games, and dancing.