NHS Key Club donates handmade pillow cases to JFS

Cary Ashby • Oct 14, 2019 at 3:43 PM

Members of the Norwalk High School Key Club spent about 100 hours sewing 34 pillow cases after school.

“It was at least two hours every day,” sophomore Lexi Ward said.

The six-day project culminated Wednesday afternoon when the Key Club presented the colorful pillow cases to the Huron County Department of Job and Family Services (JFS). 

“It was totally the club’s idea,” said adviser Kim Majoy, who teaches family consumer science. “We are purely community service-driven.”

Sophomore Talia Nava said donating the pillow cases is great because she enjoys helping people.

“We want to help them and want our community to be better,” she added.

Assisting others is a theme for the Key Club, which is under the umbrella of the Kiwanis.

Club members have used $200 vouchers to purchase clothes for children at the Elyria Mall.

“Last year we shopped for 20 kids,” Majoy said.

The students have spent time with nursing home residents during Thanksgiving. The Key Club has raised money through the Pennies for Patients program, which goes to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Currently, with the NHS Teen Leadership Corps (TLC) class, the club is participating in Socktober. The groups will donate socks to the Norwalk Salvation Army. Socktober also includes a soccer game coordinated by TLC.

Jaden Ward, Key Club president, said the donated pillow cases will go to children who have been taken from their homes for various reasons “so they have something special.”

Many JFS employees were on hand Wednesday as the students showed off their creations and shared the projects in which the club participates.

“We are so thankful and blessed to have community partners (who) give to our children,” said Lenora Minor, JFS executive director.

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