GLADSTONE - Throughout the past year, Gladstone High School's Key Club has been raising money for the charity Global Partners for Development in support of their project "Building Tomorrow."
Building Tomorrow is an international organization that empowers young people to invest their resources, time, and talents in providing students in sub-Saharan Africa with access to an education.
Gladstone's Key Club raised money at the festivities in the Van Cleve Park last 4th of July by helping with children's games such as the bounce house and obstacle course.
Members of the Gladstone High School Key Club’s Building Tomorrow program raised $1,500 to send to Uganda to purchase building materials for a school. Pictured with their donation are: from left, co-chairperson, Sam Rosa; club secretary, Emily Strom; bulletin editor, Emily Lucier; treasurer, Haley Lucier; president, Anissa Godfrey; vice-president, Audrey Strom; and co-chairperson, Leanne Barstow.
In the fall, students and staff members of Gladstone High School purchased paper "bricks" symbolizing the materials used for building schools in Uganda. The money that was raised between the two fund-raisers was combined to a total of $1,500. With that money, Building Tomorrow will be able to purchase 2,700 bricks, three bags of cement, desks for one classroom, and one chalkboard.
The Gladstone Key Club and the chairpeople of this event, Samantha Rosa and LeAnne Barstow, expressed appreciation for everyone who donated to the Building Tomorrow fund-raisers.
The Gladstone Key Club will raise money again this year for similar projects by running the kid's games with the Rapid River Key Club during the 4th of July celebration at Van Cleve Park in Gladstone.