Key Club donation helps Wareham residents in need

Dec 6, 2018

Members of the Wareham High School Key Club donated more than 600 canned goods to Turning Point on Dec. 6 to help feed local families in need this holiday season.

Turning Point, a Wareham-based nonprofit, helps provide supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in the community. 

Wareham’s student-led Key Club volunteered with various agencies like Turning Point throughout the year, encouraging leadership through service to others.

According to Wareham High School junior Rakem Jackson, the goal of the Key Club is to help the town as much as possible through projects like the can drive.

“We’ve spent a lot of time with Turning Point recently to help them organize the other donations they receive,” said Jackson. “So when someone came up with the idea for the club to start collecting food, the rest of us just thought it was a no brainer.” 

Teacher Matt Stanton noted that all of Wareham High School contributed to the Key Club’s efforts in some way. One class managed to collect more than 100 of the total cans received. 

“Our students really came together,” said Stanton. “We couldn’t be any more proud.”