By Nick Poust
The Zionsville Alpha Leo Club has a history of assisting and mentoring children in need. On May 3, it presented the Zionsville Boys & Girls Club with a $750 check to help the nonprofit purchase a new game table.
Before and after the check presentation, the Alpha Leo Club members, made up of students ages 12 to 18 from the Zionsville community, met with the Boys & Girls Club’s youth to make an array of crafts, including dreamcatchers.
Cale Phillips, a junior at Zionsville Community High School and secretary of the Zionsville Alpha Leo Club board, was among the club members to make crafts and play basketball with kids during the afternoon’s festivities. He is in his third year as a member of the club and loves getting the opportunity to benefit kids’ lives.
“After a long day at school I was looking forward to coming here, relaxing, playing with the kids, being creative, playing games and the sense of giving back,” Phillips said.
Every year in the fall the Zionsville Alpha Leo Club identifies an organization to help. Two years ago it was the Caring Center (Project Help) in Lebanon, and last year it was the Children’s Home in Lebanon.
“They like to not just send a check, but do something with the kids,” Alpha Leo Club advisor Jayne Stone said.
“When I was a kid I enjoyed all the opportunities I got to spend time with mentors, the older generations,” Phillips said. “I made a lot of friends, and I wish the same for all of these kids here.”