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North Lake Builders Club serves Lake Stevens

 

February 28, 2012

North Lake Middle School Buiders Club students.

Working on community projects brings to life the core values of Builders Club at North Lake Middle School. Dedicated students organized the Teens for Jeans campaign this year, not only collecting over 100 pairs of jeans that were distributed to kids and adults at the Lake Stevens Boys & Girls Club, but also donating over 180 additional pairs to homeless youth in conjunction with local Li’l Hungry Hearts programs.

Teens and elementary aged students lit up with excitement as they tried on the jeans to find just the right pair. Without the support of Dan Curley from the Boys & Girls Club, this event could not have been possible. Alicia Landre is also playing a key role in an upcoming event where Builders Club students will join the fun on March 2 reading favorite stories to children as part of Read Across America Day.

Another commitment of the Builders Club is to raise money year-round for the American Cancer Society. Since Relay for Life came to our city, taking Lake Stevens by storm last year, it made sense to support a charity that in turn supports many of our own friends and family members.

This school year alone, the club has raised money with a Coin Drive, Oktoberfest Root Beer Floats, t-shirt sales, a talent show, and eco-friendly bag sales. These students can’t be stopped!

With five North Lake teams registered for Relay this year, their impact will be great. So far North Lake teams have raised over $3,000. Never underestimate the positive power of a Middle School student.

 

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