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LAHS Key Club Creates Sweet Cases For Foster Kids

on February 17, 2019 - 6:37am
From left, Los Alamos High School teacher Kathleen Boerigter, Key Club President MacKenzie Rogers and Vice President Morgan Jones hold up items that are included in Sweet Cases for foster children. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Key Club members assemble Sweet Cases for foster children. Photo by Morris Pongratz
Los Alamos Daily Post
When children are moved from foster home to foster home it’s common that they don’t have anything more than a garbage bag in which to carry their possessions.
With the help of the local Kiwanis Club, the Los Alamos High School Key Club is working to change that.
The high school community service club is taking part in the Southwest District Key Club Governor’s “Sweet Cases” project. Club members have decorated 37 bags, each containing a teddy bear, a blanket and a coloring book to be donated to the New Mexico Children Youth and Family Department/Child Protection Services (CFYD/CPS).
The donation will be given to CFYD/CPS in Espanola.
Kiwanis donated $1,000 for the project and Key Club raised about $300.
This project is more personal for the local Key Club than past District Governors’ projects, Key Club President MacKenzie Rogers said, because typically, the club just donates money during the district convention.
“I really enjoy that we get to have the whole club work on this project together,” Rogers said.
Vice President Morgan Jones agreed, saying just handing over a check felt a little impersonal.
“It’s nice knowing we’re helping people,” she said.
Junior Charles Hill decorates a bag. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/