Cypress Falls High School Key Club president Carolina Hernandez and secretary Kevin Duong display the George Hixson Award the club was awarded for exemplifying dedicated service to Kiwanis, the club or community.
The Cypress Falls Key Club has devoted the school year to protecting millions of unborn children from maternal and neonatal tetanus.
On the morning of December 10, 2011, the Key Club teamed up with a local Applebee’s restaurant to hold a charity pancake breakfast for the holidays. All proceeds from the benefit went towards The Eliminate Project. For weeks prior to the event, Cypress Falls Key Club members sold breakfast tickets, thus raising awareness about the event and the negative influence of maternal and neonatal tetanus in the world today. On the day of the event, volunteers showed their true commitment to the cause. Thirty students acted as waiters, serving the hot meal of pancakes, eggs, bacon and drinks to all those who decided to join. Students stood outside the restaurant to attract customers. One Key Clubber even dressed up as Santa Claus with the hopes of encouraging people to embrace the giving spirit of Christmas. The Key Club’s efforts totaled to over US$1,000 for a worthy cause. The money raised will save or protect at least 500 mothers and their future children from tetanus.
The Cypress Falls Key Club's efforts does not stop there. Continuing their donation streak, the club held a bake sale for The Eliminate Project on April 21, 2012 that raised US$146.00 and are planning three car washes this summer and more activities in the fall. With such devotion to such a worthy cause, the Cypress Falls Key Club is sure to benefit a number of unborn children who are at risk for tetanus.
More information about their recent efforts can also be found here: http://cfisd.net/newsmedia/press/2012/0323key.htm