Longwood 5K Run/Walk Saturday, April 29th at St. James Farm Volunteers helped run the annual Longwood 5k run/walk.
Blackberry Farm's Barnyard Dash 5k Saturday, April 29th at Blackberry Farm 7:30 am-11am Blackberry Farm used volunteers to help with registration, water stations, finish line, mile timers, cheerleaders (placed in strategic spots so the runners go the right way) and other fun things to help the race go smoothly.
Brookdale Elementary Spring Fling & Silent Auction Friday, April 28th 6-9 pm Volunteers' jobs ran carnival games, handed out prizes, helped run concessions, and more.
Feed My Starving Children Saturday, April 8th , 7-9 pm FMSC offers volunteers a one-of-a-kind experience. Students hand-packed rice, soy, dried vegetables and a nutritionally complete blend of vitamins and minerals into bags which were then sealed, boxed, placed on pallets and shipped to their incredible partners working hard to reach the neediest children around the world.
Naper Settlement WEED LADIES SPRING SALE: Saturday, April 8th 9:30 AM–1 PM or 12:30–4 PM Sunday, April 9th 12:30–4 PM
Service Movie Night/Project LINUS Friday, April 7th Key club members helped the social activities committee in making fleece blankets for hospitalized children while watching a movie after school.
Kiwanis Pancake Festival Saturday, March 18th at Naperville Central High School Cafeteria Volunteers helped run the Kiwanis Club of Naperville's annual pancake festival by painting faces, serving coffee, and helping raise money for the various organizations the event contributes to.
Naper Settlement MAPLE SUGARING DAYS: Saturday, March 11th 9;30 AM-1 PM or 12:30-4 PM Sunday, March 12th 12:30-4 pm
White Eagle Elementary School Carnival Saturday, Feb. 25th, 1-4 PM 1 hour shifts were available in helping run games and facilitate White Eagle's annual school carnival!
Feed the Need Saturday, February 18th from 12-2 pm at North Central College Students were invited to help pack 1,100,000 meals for Feed The Need at the annual mobile pack.
Brookdale STEM Night Friday, February 17th from 5:30-8:30 pm Volunteers were needed to help run Brookdale's annual STEM night.
ServiceMovieNight/ProjectLinus February 10th Students watched a movie, ate some food, and made blankets for hospitalized children. Hosted by the social activities committee
Feed my Starving Children January 27th Students helped pack food for hungry children around the world and collaborated with other Kiwanis clubs.
MLK Day of Service January 16th Key Club partnered with other Metea students on MLK Day to do service in the community.
Blackberry Farm Holiday Express Weekends in December up until the 18th Blackberry Farm used key club volunteers for its annual Holiday Express! Volunteers helped out at the park by reading holiday stories to children, and/or working at craft stations
Holiday Giftmart Toy Drive November 15th-December 17th MV Key Club led the holiday collection for Metea with just toys this year! We collected new toys, loaded them on a truck, and helped prepare and run the Giftmart at Fischer Middle School (across the street from Waubonsie Valley H.S.). Donated toys were sold for $1-2 to invited parents of needy District 204 elementary students. The money raised went back to the elementary schools for needed supplies.
Holiday Party Friday, December 16th, 2:30-4:30 pm The Social Activities Committee hosted its first-annual Key Club Holiday Party! We wrote letters to local service men and women, had an ugly sweater competition, and there was a white elephant gift exchange. We also had everyone bring something to donate to the Naperville Humane Society.
Feed My Starving Children Saturday, December 3rd, 7-9 pm Students helped pack food for hungry children around the world
Turkey Trot Packet Distribution Wednesday, November 23rd, 10am-1pm and 1-4pm We helped the Naperville Noon Lions Club prepare for its annual "turkey trot" 5k (a run on the morning of Thanksgiving) by helping distribute packets the day before the race.
Naperville Park District Clean-up Saturday, November 12th, 8:30-12:30 pm We combined with Hill Middle School Builders Club and the Naperville Evening Kiwanis Club to clean up Nike Park.
Donated Halloween Candy After Halloween, at the November 3rd meeting we collected candy donations to send to the troops.
Feed My Starving Children Sat. Oct. 29th 7-9 pm Students helped pack food for hungry children around the world and collaborated with other Kiwanis clubs.
Family Bingo Night Thursday, October 27th The Indian Prairie Special Needs PTA used volunteers for set-up, raffles, games, check-in, clean-up, etc.Volunteers worked with families of special needs students.
Naper Settlement-All Hallows Eve October 14 & 15, 2016 Operations volunteers were non-costumed and assisted with greeting visitors, giving directions or monitoring lines.
8th grade Granger Volleyball Concessions Thursday, October 13th We helped out Granger PTSA by helping run concessions for home volleyball games.
Homecoming "Chalk the Walk" Event Wednesday, October 5th We decorated a sidewalk space reserved exclusively for key club in honor of "Galactic Gala: An Out of This World Homecoming."
Stardust Scavenger Hunt Monday, October 3rd 6-7:30 pm We kicked off Homecoming week by volunteering! This was like a color run without any running. Participants stopped at 9 stations to receive tasks and color. We helped throw color at the participants!
Naper Settlement Oktoberfest September 30 & October 1, 2016 Positions were available for selling food and raffle tickets, greeting and more.
McCarty Elementary School Mustang Pride 5K Saturday, October 1st at 9 am In order to raise awareness for the Indian Prairie Education Foundation (IPEF), McCarty Elementary School hosted its first 5K and we provided volunteers to guide the runners along the route.
Key Club Kick-Off Friday, September 9th from 2:45-5pm in the LMC We learned more about Key Club, socialized with current and new members, and performed some service!
Naper Settlement March-August We helped with various events at Naper Settlements, including fun reenactments like Civil War Days!
Tri For Mike We helped our school by setting up this fun race. The proceeds of this run went to benefit the family of Mike Wegrzyn, a former science teacher of Metea Valley.
Metea Music Awards Night May 11 We helped serve out school and community by celebrating our school's very first grammy gold award!
Georgetown Elementary PTA Spring Fun Fair Saturday May 7, 2016. We had volunteers help with the set up, clean up and oversee the carnival games.
MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Walk Sunday, May 1 Downtown Naperville-at Riverwalk Pavilion Shifts: • Set up and take down: approx. 4-6pm on Saturday, April 30 and 11am-1pm on Sunday, May 1 • Logistics (day-of event work): 7:00-11:30am on Sunday, May 1 • Spirit for beginning and end of walk (hand out medals/beads): 8:30am-12pm on Sunday, May 1
Barnyard Dash 5K April 30, 2016 Blackberry Farm in Aurora We sent volunteers to help with registration, water stations, finish line, mile timers, cheerleaders (placed in strategic spots so the runners go the right way) and other fun things to help the race go smoothly.
Naperville CARES' Cuisine for a Cause Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Navistar in Lisle. 6:30-10:30 PM The mission of Naperville CARES is to help local families in financial crisis meet their essential needs by providing emergency financial support and resources. Guests enjoyed samples of signature dishes from over 20 popular Naperville area restaurants along with open bar, entertainment and live and silent auctions. All proceeds benefit Cares' clients.
Longwood Elementary's Run with the Lions 5K Run/Walk Saturday April 30th St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville, IL Volunteers stood along the course to cheer on the participants and assisted them if they needed help with something.
Brookdale Spring Fling Date: Friday, April 15th Time: 5 - 9 PM Students helped with carnival events, bouncy houses, obstacle courses, food serving, etc. Free food and drinks was provided for volunteers!
March of Dimes Walk & T-SHIRTS Sunday April 17th from 7 am-12 pm, Downtown Naperville As volunteers, we helped with registration, kids games in the family area and handing out water and snacks to the walkers. We volunteered with other key clubs as well like Plainfield and Romeoville. Learn more about the cause here:https://www.marchforbabies.org/
KidsMatter: Ignite the Nite April 16th Volunteers assisted with coat check and serve as ushers from 4:45 pm to 9 pm. KidsMatter hosted its annual Ignite the Nite at Wentz Hall Saturday honoring 360 Youth Services, Artful IMPACT!, The Education Center, Gi Gi’s Playhouse, Little Friends, Linden Oaks Hospital, NAMI, Samaritan Interfaith Counseling and Turning Pointe. ParentsMatterToo - A KidsMatter initiative to empower Influential Parents and Resilient Kids.
White Eagle Elementary School Spring Carnival Sat. April 9 from 1 - 4 Lunch provided for volunteers. Volunteers took tickets and ran games ensuring that guests had a fun time!
Kiwanis Pancake Festival March 19th -member favorite March 19th morning! The Naperville Evening Kiwanis hosted their annual pancake festival. This is their biggest fundraiser of the year. There were various volunteering jobs and every volunteer got free pancakes as well.
Still Middle School Homework Club Still Middle School Homework Club used volunteers on Thursdays from 3-4:15 to tutor Still Middle School students.
Brookdale Buddies This is a weekly after school program where students who need help can work with 5th grade peer mentors or high school mentors.
Granger Getaway Friday, February 26 6-9pm Volunteers sold concession during the middle school dance. Thank you for sharing your time with Granger Middle School students and staff!
Brookdale Stem Night Friday, February 26, 5:30-8:30
Feed the Need Sat. Feb. 20th, 12 - 2 PM Huge food packing event at North Central College for the whole community. The goal to pack 1 million meals in 2 days was achieved! Thanks everyone!
Concessions for Science Fair Saturday, January 30th Volunteers helped staff the concessions stand in the Commons during the middle school science fair Saturday. There were 2 shifts planned. One shift was from 9-11am, and the second shift was from 11am-1pm.
Socks for Spastics! Spastic Paralysis is the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District Project. For years we have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Spastic Paralysis. We have funded money for new software to help Doctors in surgery nationwide. Spastics Paralysis is a chronic pathological condition in which the muscles are affected by persistent spasms and exaggerated tendon reflexes because of damage to motor nerves of the central nervous system. Several members bought a $10 pair of socks to go towards the cause.Thank you for the support!
Eighth Grade Open House Thursday, January 21st 7pm at Metea Valley Enthusiastic, friendly volunteers promoted Key Club to 8th graders and their parents at Eighth Grade Open House. This was a great way to meet new people!
Basketball Concessions Granger PTSA used volunteers at the home basketball games. Instructions: Set up is from 3-4 PM: you would pick up the concession keys from the office and then head over to the gym where tables will be set up. Please NOTE that the office closes at 3:45. -- Open up the silver cabinets and set out the snacks. You will also need to unlock the coolers. Once that is done you would count out the cash box to make sure the correct amount is in there. Then you are ready to sell snacks. This shift ends at 4:00 Pm. 4:00-5:15 PM shift: this shift is just selling of concessions. 5:15-6:15ish shift: this shift would be selling of the concessions and closing up. All the closing up instructions are taped in the cash box. It is fast and easy.
Jingle Bell Jamboree 2015 at Naper Settlement Saturday, December 19 Volunteer shifts: 2:30-5:30 pm, 6-9:30 pm
Alliance for the Children Each winter holiday, Metea's Key Club coordinates a holiday drive to provide for needy children in our district. Students pick a holiday tag and buy the items on the tag. Volunteers helped with seperating tags, gift collection and loading the truck with all the gifts!
Blackberry Farm Holiday Express Event Friday, Dec 11 and/or Dec 18 from 4:30-8:00 pm. Volunteers helped read stories to children in the one-room schoolhouse and got to experience the amazing lights display at Blackberry Farm! Keep an eye out for next year's event!
Cocoa and Cram Friday, December 11 2:30-4:30 Metea LMC This was an opportunity for students to study with each other. There were Tutor School volunteers there to help you with troubling subjects. You could enjoy the free study space while also drinking hot coco! Tutor School volunteers were there to help in Honors Physics, Honors Precalculus, All Calculus levels, Spanish Honors Algebra II/Trig., Chinese, and AP Stats.
SCARCE Project We collected gently used crayons for the Scarce Project. This initiative turns used crayons into larger molds of crayons for children with disabilities. These molds are easier for kids to hold than the thin crayons. After the crayons were collected, we took them to a facility in Glen Ellyn to peel off the wrappers and make the new molds! We partnered up with Plainfield North's Key Club. 799 Roosevelt Road Building 2, Suite 108 Geln Ellyn, IL 60132
Service Movie Night 2.0! MVHS LMC, Friday, Friday November 20, 2015 3-5pm Eat some popcorn and help with a service project while watching a fun movie with your friends . Our Lieutenant Governor was there to teach us how to crochet the plarn we made last time. We will be continuing to make mats for homeless people as well. Please bring plastic grocery bags if you have them!
Turkey Trot 2015 Wednesday, November 25th Naperville Running Company at 34 W Jefferson in downtown Naperville from 10 am to 4 pm. The annual Naperville Lions 5K Turkey Trot Race, which was scheduled on Thanksgiving morning, used volunteers to help with a major fun raiser which will assist those folks in our community with vision, hearing ordiabetes needs. Last year, we were able to donate approximately $250,000. November 25th at the Naperville Running Company at 34 W Jefferson in downtown Naperville from 10 am to 4 pm.
Trick or Treat for UNICEF - Halloween Opportunity! There were boxes at the 10/15 meeting. The idea is "to trick or treat" with the box asking for donations to UNICEF instead of candy. There was a video shown at the meeting showing you more about the program. For every $20 raised, the student earned 5 service hours. Check out http://www.unicefusa.org/trick-or-treat _for more details about this fun opportunity!
VolunTeens: Northern Illinois Foodbank Starts on October 12th, ongoing VolunTeens is designed to provide leadership opportunities to students aged 16+ by allowing them to become volunteer supervisors, lead orientations for other volunteers, volunteer regularly in our warehouse, and hear from skilled staff members on important skills like public speaking, resume-building, and interviewing. This was a great way for students to get in some of their service hours, as well as gain more skills and meet other teens in the area. We met on Tuesday afternoons or evenings and on Saturday mornings and we will continue until the holiday season in December. Our first official meeting was October 12 (Columbus Day) From 1-4 and included a program overview and a chance to volunteer in the warehouse.
Annual Multicultural Festival at Brookdale Elementary October 23 6:30pm - 9pm The Multicultural Fair is Brookdale's biggest event of the year. It's an evening filled with performances from cultures from around the world, an International Taste Fest, and an array of multicultural crafts for our attendees. Click here for the flier: https://goo.gl/FQtdDw
Hunger Drive Monday October 19th thru Thursday October 22nd We used helpers after school, Mon-Thurs to return money Ziploc bags back to classrooms at the end of each day.
7th and 8th Grade Volleyball Concessions (Granger PTSA) Granger Middle School, various dates and times Set up is from 3-4 PM: you would pick up the concession keys from the office and then head over to the gym where tables will be set up. Please NOTE that the office closes at 3:45. -- Open up the silver cabinets and set out the snacks. You will also need to unlock the coolers. Once that is done you would count out the cash box to make sure the correct amount is in there. Then you are ready to sell snacks. This shift ends at 4:00Pm. 4:00-5:00 PM shift: this shift is just selling of concessions. 5:00-6:00 PM shift: this shift would be selling of the concessions and closing up. All the closing up instructions are taped in the cash box. It is fast and easy.
Homecoming - Chalk the walk! September 30, 3pm (after shool), meet at the Door 19 (Athletic Doors) We decorated the sidewalk leading up the athletic doors for Homecoming spirit week! We had a sidewalk block dedicated to our club. The theme was "Enchanted Eve".
9th annual Angie's Hope fundraiser to Cure Spinal Muscular Atrophy Saturday, September 26th from 5-9pm at Players Indoor Sports Center A big ball soccer tournament using the 42-inch soccer/yoga ball so that people in wheelchairs can play too! Even if you don't volunteer, please come to the event next year and have fun! Aside from the soccer games there was a DJ, photobooth, raffles, silent auction, bouncy house, concessions, games, and more! Best of all it's a great chance to see our community come together for a great cause. AngiesHope.org
Granger Getaway Friday, September 25th 6-9 pm at Granger Middle School Students ran concessions at the middle school dance and helped with light clean up at the end (taking down the concessions and decorations).
Service Movie Night MVHS LMC, Friday, September 11, 2015 3-5pm We celebrated the Day of Service together. We made mats for homeless people, letters for the troops and letters for senior citizens.
Naper Settlement All Hallows Eve September 3rd, 2015 4-7 pm You could play fun characters and get into the Halloween spirit!