Key Club Hosts Halloween Coin Drive


Claire Gutt

Tosa West Sophomore Sofia Farwell donates during her third hour chemistry class

Wauwatosa West High School Key Club hosted a school wide coin drive the week of October 25th in order to raise money for people in Haiti struggling with Covid-19 and the aftermath of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake which hit in late August.

“This coin drive was inspired as an easy and simple way for students to help these families in Haiti” said Key Club member and Tosa West junior Keagan Schmidt.

Students donated coins during their third hour class to a plastic pumpkin bucket. The funds raised will go to Kiwanis International Wash Project. Key Club International and Circle K International are working together to raise funds and awareness for the people of Haiti, who struggle to find safe access to water and hygiene products. The total amount raised was 380$.

“We hope for students to donate their extra change while raising awareness towards helping the circumstances these families are currently dealing with,” said Schmidt.

Key Club also hosted a bake sale during A and B lunch on the 28th and the 29th. The bake sale raised $345, all of which will be donated to the International Wash Project.

Food was made and individually packaged by Key Club members; everything was priced at a dollar each.

“I think the students are always excited to help others.” said Tosa West Key Club Teacher advisor Christiane Toye, “It was a testament to the student’s willingness to help in any way.”