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Service takes "bazaar" turn

Olympic Builders Club members work on posters to promote a coat drive.The Builders Club at Olympic View Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington, fulfills a much-needed leadership role. In fact, according to faculty advisor Linda Tawlks, when the school eliminated its leadership program this past school year because of budget cuts, club membership doubled in size.

“Getting students involved in middle school is the key,” Tawlks told The Mukilteo Beacon. “Being involved in Builders Club give them pride in service and builds leaders. “They kind of serve as the advertising committee for Olympic View.”

The club’s most recent service event unfolded about a month ago when members dressed up like pizzas and danced in the wind and rain to promote a fundraiser as part of a school bazaar. The club sold pizza, doughnuts, coffee and soda and raised more than $2,500 to help pay for its other activities. Micailah Moore, Kaiya Larsen and Sylvie Gunderson are all 7th graders at Olympic View Middle School in Mukilteo, WA.

Other projects the club has in the works for this year include a coat drive for the Snohomish County Center for Battered Women, raising money for a Dinner for Dads and Breakfast for Moms event and helping its sponsoring Mukilteo Kiwanis Club’s annual pancake breakfast.

“When you step up and help people and you know you’re helping a good cause it makes you feel good,” club secretary Maddie Seckman told The Beacon.

To learn more about the Olympic View Builders Club and see some more photos of its members in action, click here.

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Photo courtesy of The Mukilteo Beacon