As we wrap up another year of school and service in many countries, let’s celebrate the ways that Builders Club members have contributed to their schools, communities and even other countries. Thank you to these clubs for their service and inspiration!

  1. Owosso Middle School Builders Club in Owosso, Michigan, U.S., raised US$1,400 by selling popcorn from a local business, Wooden Crate Popcorn Company. Members then used the funds to purchase items and create packages for Voices for Children Advocacy Center, Children’s Hospital and The Safe Center (an organization that serves women who have experienced domestic violence). 
  2. St. John the Apostle School Builders Club in Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S., participates in the Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk each year to support Down Syndrome Association for Families of Nebraska. The club educates members and the school about Down Syndrome and walks in support of their advisor’s niece, Dottie, calling their team “Dorothy’s Twisters.” 
  3. Lewiston-Porter Middle School Builders Club in Lewiston, New York, U.S., organized a Military Appreciation Project to collect donations for the Niagara Falls Airforce Reserve before it was deployed last December. The club donated items ranging from playing cards and books to lip balm, candy, microwave noodles and much more. 
  4. During Builders Club Week, Hellshire Heights Builders Club in St. Catherine, Jamaica, worked with its sponsoring Kiwanis club and a local church to donate a baby basket with socks, powder, lotion and other items to a mother in need.  
  5. Students in East Coweta Middle School Builders Club in Newnan, Georgia, U.S., planted over 80 flowering plants around their campus, adding color and appeal to their school’s exterior. 
  6. In Alabaster, Alabama, U.S., a local Key Club taught members of Evangel Christian School Builders Club how to make dog toys from old T-shirts and tennis balls for an animal rescue group. The Builders Club joined the Key Club to learn about the organization from a staff member — and they met one of the group’s dogs!