For the kids: New Children’s Club takes off to support pediatric patients

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Graphic by Jackson Marchal '21.

Jackson Marchal '21, Assistant Business Manager

With an altruistic approach, the Children’s Club meets once a week to achieve its primary goal of bettering the lives of child hospital patients. Meetings start at 7:30, and breakfast consisting of donuts or bagels is always provided.

According to founder, Will Sine ’21, the association was created for a philanthropic cause.
“The club is about volunteering and raising money to give back to the pediatric centers,” Sine said.

According to Sine, there is a deluge of ways to collect money.

“Our ideas for raising money include having bake sales or selling things during the lunches. We were also thinking about talking to St. Judes and getting wrist bands to sell,” Sine said.

According to advisor, Lauren Copus, it was fitting to help Sine in his endeavor of making the club.

“Will is one of my students and he came to me a couple of months ago, really passionate about giving back to the community. He shared his idea and I thought it was a club that a lot of students would like to join,” Copus said.

According to Copus, it would be smart for others to affiliate for many reasons.

“First of all, it is a good way to meet students with similar passions. It is also rewarding to know that you are helping children feel more comfortable when they are in the hospital,” Copus said.

According to Sine, participating in the club gives a new perspective to students.

“It’s a good experience for people to realize how nice we have it,” Sine said.

If you join, there are only few tasks to complete, according to Sine.

“Participants just have to come to our meetings which are usually once a week. We discuss and come up with ideas for raising money and service opportunities,” Sine said.

According to member Adrienne Byraski ’21, among other things, the club is a great outlet for service hours.

“I joined because I thought it would be a great opportunity to help the children in and around our community as well as a great addition to my resume because of the great opportunities provided through the club.”