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UNICEF Math Project

Saavi Misra; September Edition

Last September, RBHS Key Club held a service project that partnered with UNICEF USA to play math games and raise money for those in need. The games varied in difficulty, but each right answer earned you 25¢ that went towards helping millions of children get the education they deserve. Whenever I found the time, I’d play for 15-20 minutes and record the amount of money I collected; at times, I’d make up to $70 in one sitting! After playing, I would be filled with joy knowing that just a little bit of my time was positively impacting the lives of so many poverty-stricken kids. I loved engaging in this activity because it was a super easy way to fundraise for a good cause from the comfort of my own home.

Thank you cards

Ashley Nguyen; August Edition

RBs key club held a service project to make cards and letters to our local healthcare workers to show our appreciation for all their hard work. I wrote several cards, making sure each one was colorful, and decorated front to back.  To add a little detail to make their day, I added a cool word of the day that you've likely never heard of, decorated with vibrate patterns. Each card is decorated differently, but they all contain the same amount of gratitude i have for all their help in bettering our community. I loved participating in this event because it's not only easy, but a great way to brighten up someone's day.

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Paper Cranes

Maya Paredes; July Edition

I was enjoying my summer when I thought to myself that doing volunteer work was a must-do. However, I feared there weren’t many opportunities because of COVID-19. Then, the disappointment turned into happiness when Nathaly Toscano told me about the RB Key Club. Nathaly is one of the project chairs and a friend, and not much was needed to convince me to join this amazing club. Shortly after, she mentioned the project for the month, and it’s so relevant right now. The project was making paper cranes for the residents of a senior living facility, and it was an amazing experience. Origami paper was purchased, and I did A LOT of folding to make the cranes. The origami paper had unique designs that made me want to keep all of the cranes for myself. A lot of time was needed to make the cranes as perfect as possible because the residents deserve it. They don’t have the opportunity to see their families that often because of COVID-19, and that’s why it’s the little things, like paper cranes, that are needed to bring a smile to their faces.