CLARK — The Builder’s Club at Carl H. Kumpf School in Clark wanted to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy, and that desire gave birth to the “Candy for Sandy” relief effort.
The members of the Builder’s Club donated their Halloween candy to help bring a little Halloween spirit to those who were not able to trick or treat. The students made over 500 bags of candy that will be donated to different towns throughout New Jersey.
The Builder’s Club continued their relief efforts by donating gift cards and collecting money to help purchase additional gift cards. Through their efforts, the students collected over $400. This money was used to purchase additional $5 gift cards from Target. The students worked diligently before school to assemble the gift bags for children who were not as fortunate as they were. The students labeled the bags that contained gift cards and those that contained peanuts. The children who were affected by the storm will now have the opportunity to purchase an item of their choice.
The Builder’s Club is an organization designed to help build character, perform different services around the community, and develop leadership skills. The club consists of sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students from Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark. They meet multiple times a month to collaborate on different volunteer efforts and to think of different ideas to help those who are less fortunate.
The Builder’s Club is advised by Lyndsay Molloy at Kumpf Middle School.