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Batavia Key Club supply run for Ukraine collects $450

By Samuel Blazier

War continues to rampage Ukraine as they battle against the Russian invasion, but Batavia Key Club members have jumped in to help those who are suffering from this war.

Ukrainians are in need of supplies and food, and the Batavia Key Club took note of this. By working with the Red Cross and the Kiwanis organizations, donations of food and supplies from both teachers and students were sent to Ukraine.

“I’m so thankful to work in a community like Batavia because of the generosity shown to those in need in Ukraine. We collected so many supplies in such a short amount of time. Both staff and students donated, and it was great to see people come together to make a difference,” said Marnie Heim, leader of the BHS Key Club.

The supply drive lasted for a week and a half, and money was collected with the supplies (around $450). Students and teachers donated a variety of supplies such as clothes, hats, gloves, cleaning products, energy drinks, and nonperishable food. This money and supplies will go to Ukrainians in need.

Cassy Castro, an English Teacher at BHS is one of a few of the teachers to donate to the cause. 

“I donated toiletries (soaps, shampoos, conditioners, etc.). I am horrified and completely devastated by the atrocities happening in Ukraine. Although a small gesture, I want to help the families in Ukraine any way I can.  I have two little boys at home and cannot imagine ever having to go through something like this. Even a small donation, combined with other small donations can make a difference.”

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