LEO Club collects pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House
Wadena-Deer Creek's LEO Club organized a pop-tab drive during the month of March to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.
Students and staff in grades 7-12 gathered up their pop tabs in a competitive challenge coordinated by the LEO Club. The classes with the most pop tabs were: first place: Mr. Maki with 5.6 pounds; second place: Mr. Patterson, 4.6 pounds; and third place: Mr. Brunsberg, 4.4 pounds. The classes will be awarded cookies for their efforts from the LEO Club.
LEO Club advisors are Tyler Church and Diane Webb, who finds this community-service project an important one for LEO Club members.
"Collecting pop tabs is a great way to teach kids about philanthropy and the importance of recycling, as well as raise funds to help children and their families at the same time," said Church.
The LEO Club is an active group of youth volunteers who perform a variety of community service projects. Their purpose is to promote service activities and to develop individual qualities of Leadership, Experience and Opportunity (LEO). The club is sponsored by Wadena, Deer Creek and Bluffton Lions Clubs.
Ronald McDonald House offer rooms for families of pediatric patients under 21 years old, who are receiving medical care at medical facilities.