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Program Updates: Middle School Clubs

The Camerado Springs Club recently hosted a bake sale at the Cameron Park Safeway, raising $632.63 to send care packages to active soldiers overseas! After presenting Cyndi Romano, an Honor Our Troops representative, with a check from their fundraiser, the club celebrated the success of their project and began brainstorming ideas for their next project. The club is now hoping to arrange a guest speaker from an animal-based organization to come speak to the club about animal services available in El Dorado County.

The Herbert Green 5/6 Club is planning to host a day of dog toy and blanket making to donate to Foothill Dog Rescue in Shingle Springs. At their last meeting, the club decided that they will provide old t-shirts, fabric, and other materials to create chew toys and blankets to be sent home with newly adopted or fostered dogs. Their goal is to make at least 20 dog toys to deliver to Foothill Dog Rescue.

The Herbert Green 7/8 Club just completed its first project of the year - a school-wide toiletries drive to collect supplies for the Placerville Nomadic Shelters! Having asked students and school staff to donate travel-sized toiletries, new socks, and gently-used clothing, the club collected 507 items in total. As an incentive to participate, the club offered a root beer float party to the classroom that collected the most items in a two week span, and the winning classroom donated 338 items!

The club will now begin planning for their next project, focusing on local support services for children with cancer.

The Marina Village Club is currently working on two projects to benefit Shriners Hospital. Their first project, “Donuts for Hope,” will be a fundraiser that they will host before school to collect monetary donations, and the second will be a school-wide drive to collect Play-Doh and beanies for Shriners patients. The club will be meeting after Spring Break to finalize their project plans and prepare for the events.

The Rolling Hills Club is currently working on a project to benefit Sierra Child & Family Services; the club will be hosting an after-school ice cream fundraiser to collect donations for the Sierra Child & Family Services “Reading Corners”! This is the club’s second project for the school year, and the club is hoping to raise at least $500 to support this important local resource.

The Sutter Club recently completed a school-wide coin drive in which they collected $809 for the El Dorado County German Shepherd Rescue! The club celebrated their project’s success by presenting Cindy Williams, the German Shepherd Rescue Founder, with a check from their fundraiser and meeting one of the dogs they helped to support. The club will now begin the exploration phase for their next project by inviting guest speakers from Theodore Judah Elementary School and from a local LGBTQ organization to talk about the needs of the youth they work with on a daily basis.

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