Giving is the North Polk Spirit

Olivia Moody, Newspaper Editor

The month of November always seems to put people in a giving spirit, and the North Polk Students are really embracing it. 

The Key Club, Students for Environmental Protection and Conservation (SEPC) and the student council all have planned fundraisers for either the last week of October or the beginning of November. 

The key club, which is sponsored by the Polk City Kiwanis, decided to celebrate Halloween by hosting a dance on Saturday, Oct. 29, for all high school students. They not only did this to support students, but they also raised money by charging $5 for entry into the dance hosted in the high school commons. 

“Key Club hosts a fundraiser event during each season, and this year the club chose to host a Halloween dance to fundraise for youth homeless shelters. The homeless shelter that we are donating to is called Iowa Homeless Youth Center (IHYC) in Des Moines and we made over $750,” stated key club member Kearsten Faux. 

On Monday, Nov. 7, Tuesday,  Nov. 8 and Wednesday Nov. 9, the SEPC hosted their second annual thrift sale. The club takes clothes that are donated to them and sells them for an extremely affordable price in order to raise money for the club. The club raised over $200. 

“The annual Thrift Sale is a great way to involve the whole district in environmentally mindful action. By shopping second hand you are reusing materials that would otherwise be thrown away. Along with learning about the ways shopping second hand is a more environmentally conscious action, all the money you spend will be aiding the club in further environmental efforts and outreach throughout the district,” explained SEPC Co-President Kalven Owen.