By Julie Harris
The Boys & Girls Keystone Club held a clothing drive for the families of LASA, and received an overwhelming response.
The clothing drive was a project conducted by the Boys & Girls Keystone Club, a program that affords teens the opportunity to gain valuable leadership and service experience through education-, career, and community service-oriented activities. The Keystone Club is a strategic partnership between the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens and the Boys & Girls Club Association that provides Clubs with tools and resources to create a positive place for teens as well as kids. Those who participated in the clothing drive were students from both Lochburn Middle School and Clover Park High School.
LASA is a nonprofit that provides housing and assistance for Pierce County families who are experiencing homelessness. Most of the families that LASA serves come from living in shelters, in cars, or with family members, and they do not have more than the clothing on their backs. The Boys & Girls Keystone Club donated a wealth of children’s clothing. Since the clothing drive, LASA has been able to provide clothing for 20 people and counting.