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Leo Club Starts 2021 With Service

Submitted by Makayla Hickey
Leo Club President
The year 2021 has been full of incredible accomplishments for the KP Leo Club. Though there were many challenges, Leos persevered and continued to exemplify their devotion to serving the community. The club was even recognized by the Massachusetts Leo Board.
Leos kicked off the year with the Pull Together Drive, an effort to collect soda tabs for Ronald McDonald House. All proceeds from the drive, which was open to the community, went towards helping families affected by childhood illness. The drive ran from January to April and Leos were able to fill multiple five-gallon bins with the collected donations.
In February, the club partnered with Peer Mentors to create Valentine’s Day cards for the Wrentham Developmental Center and worked alongside the National Honor Society to make blankets for Project Remember Me. Three supply drives were held in March in collaboration with National Honor Society and Art Honor Society. Using the donations from these drives, members assembled backpacks for the homeless, Easter baskets for the Attleboro Sober House, and Mother’s Day craft kits for the Fiske Library.
Leos once again held the Norfolk Soccer Swap in April so kids in the Norfolk Lions Soccer program could donate or exchange their cleats. Both Plainville and Norfolk held Clean and Green events for Earth Day, so Leos joined these efforts to beautify the tri-town area. Members also participated in the Special Olympics Storytime by reading books to kids on Zoom and volunteered as greeters at the Fiske Library along with students in KP Cares.
In May, Leos sold ribbons to benefit Malia Jusczyk, a young girl from Plainville who was recently diagnosed with cancer for a second time.

Finally, to acknowledge and thank the senior members of the club, Leos made posters for the KP Senior Parade on May 22.
The club cannot wait to transition to a more normal school year that will hopefully allow for more in-person service, providing Leos with the opportunity to interact directly with the community. There’s no doubt that Leos will continue the legacy of serving others and making changes in the community next school year!
The King Philip Leo Club is a group focused on community service and is open to all students. As the youngest members of Lions Club International, the Leos’ motto is to “serve as positive agents of change within their communities.”