St. Paul’s Key Club Truly Embraces Service

Collection bins for the Key Club children's book drive currently sit in various locations on campus. (photo by Ealon Boudreaux)

Collection bins for the Key Club children’s book drive currently sit in various locations on campus.
(photo by Ealon Boudreaux)

(COVINGTON, La) — Key Club, one of St. Paul’s newest clubs, embraces and stresses the importance of service work in the community. An international organization, Key Club focuses on providing goods and service to the community.

“It’s a really good club for the kids who really want to do service work,” club moderator Kevin Moore said. “We provide great opportunity for our students to do quality service.”

The club does much service work in the Covington area and beyond. They will work at many organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Hoops for Kids, and more. Most recently, they went and worked at Hoops for Kids, which is an after-school basketball program for kids ages 6-18 years old.

“At Hoops for Kids we swept the floor, picked up trash out of ditches, and ran the clocks,” Moore said. “It was a really cool experience for the kids.”

Before Moore officially accepted the moderator position, he said he was hesitant to accept because he wanted to make sure this club would do meaningful service work.

“After talking to the club president, Yehia Elkersh, about moderating the club, I saw how dedicated these kids were to doing real, hard service work,” Moore said. “Anybody can come out to join this club, but they have to be willing to do work.”

Key Club’s most recent on campus project is a children’s book drive, currently in operation. The club set up a series of bins around the campus where students could drop off new or gently used children’s books. The books will go to schools less fortunate than St. Paul’s, and students will be able to take them home.

Key Club’s next work days will be at Habitat for Humanity and the River Sweep. They also plan to work a prayer service with St. Scholastica Academy.

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