Keith Students Hold Record-Setting Donation Drive for Goodwill

By June 4, 2019July 2nd, 2019No Comments

Keith Country Day School has donated 1,251 pounds of reusable goods through its lower school student council-led Goodwill Donation Drive.  This year is the fourth year Keith students have participated in the Goodwill Donation Drive, an initiative led by its lower school student council. Students and their families donated gently used clothing, shoes, accessories, household linens, toys, games, puzzles and plush, plus books, movies and music.

“Our main goal is to always do what we can to better help someone else,” said Laura Kurich, Pre-K teacher at Keith.  “If we surpass our number of pounds collected from a previous year, that’s great, but the true meaning and goal of our drive, as well as everything else we do in student council, is to make our community a better place.”

This drive is one of the many ways students at every level, from preschool (3-year-olds) to grade 12, give back to the community each year– from collecting books for underprivileged children, to participating in Amnesty International, to raising money for breast cancer.

Donated goods are sold in 37 area Goodwill stores and online with more than 91 percent of revenue earned going back into the mission to provide job training and placement services to those with barriers to employment.

About Keith Country Day School

Celebrating more than 100 years of educating children, Keith Country Day School proudly stands as the premier college-preparatory school in the northern Illinois region. Keith has a rich tradition of preparing students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in academic rigor, character development and leadership skills. Keith’s mission is to prepare children for lives of meaning and purpose.

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