For the last couple of months the Keystone Club been working on getting donations to provide kids in Joplin with presents for Christmas. They contacted the Boys and Girls Club of Joplin and Grace Baptist Church of Joplin and were provided lists of 49 children in families who had lost everything in the tornado last May. They teamed-up with Metro Church in Rogers to raise money to purchase gifts. Metro Church donated $3,000 enabling $100 per child in gifts for 30 kids. Some very generous people from Metro Church then sponsored multiple kids. The Keystone Club then set up a toy drive drop site at every club in Benton County and received donations from club families, a business in St. Louis, MO, and other various people/organizations.
Once all donations were received they were able to fill an entire POD full of toys for 49 children. The Boys & Girls Club of Joplin and Grace Baptist arranged a day where they met the families and passed out the gifts. Benton County teens went to Joplin and distributed the gifts and spoke with families to see if there was anything else they could do. The families were very thankful and surprised. Keystone Club teens were able to have an opportunity to see a situation that was bigger than themselves, work together, and provide complete strangers with more presents for Christmas than most of our teens will receive this year. This project was very impactful on many people.
Joplin Toy Dirve Movie