April 9, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Key Club rings in the holiday spirit with the Salvation Army

Key Club members Taylor McClennen '18 and Ellie Kinney '18 pose during their evening shift ringing bells for Salvation Army outside Roche Brothers. (Courtesy Photo)
December marks the beginning of the holiday season, which means that Wellesley High School Key Club members will once again ring bells for the Salvation Army at Roche Brothers. Key Club is excited to provide many hours of service to the charitable organization over the next month to raise money for its many activities.
The Salvation Army maintains branches in Waltham and Framingham, as well as many family stores scattered throughout the MetroWest. Both the Waltham and the Framingham branches of the Salvation Army aim to provide ‘direction, refreshment, friendship, and family” to those in need through a myriad of programs. 20 different programs are currently available between the Waltham and Framingham locations, including food and nutrition services, emergency financial assistance, day care, and military personnel assistance.
Many Key Club members enjoy helping out with this project. “I knew other people put a lot of time into the Salvation Army, and I wanted to do my part, no matter how small,” said member Taylor McClennen.“The volunteering gets everyone involved and makes you feel like you’re really helping in your own small way”.
Key Club has been helping high school students get involved with the Salvation Army for over 14 years. According to Key Club Co-President Matthew Hornung, “Key Club and Salvation Army have always enjoyed a unique relationship in Wellesley.  Salvation Army provides one of the best opportunities for our membership to engage in meaningful and active service that has an incredible impact in our own region.” With this sentiment shared throughout the Key Club,  members are excited to embrace the spirit of service that working with the Salvation Army will bring to the holiday season.

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