Key Club is an international student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership. Service projects that the Roanoke Catholic Key Club annually coordinate or participate in include the production of Christmas fruit baskets to assist Manna Ministries, fall leaf raking for needy area residents, the Crop Walk, Greenway clean-up, Soup for Seniors, and drives to benefit both local food banks and a Catholic school in Haiti.
One focus of the Key Club over the next few years will be to assist Kiwanis International and UNICEF with the Eliminate Project. The project’s goal is to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. Neonatal tetanus kills one baby every nine minutes—nearly 60,000 newborn children every year. A significant number of women also die due to maternal tetanus. The effects of the disease are excruciating—tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch. During the spring of 2012, our Key Club raised over $500 for the Eliminate Project. We hope to do much more in the coming years.
Key Club is open to all students in grades 9-12. Questions can be directed to Ms. Plante, Key Club Advisor.