Builders Club

November Update & December Preview

Welcome to our Viking family! Thank you for supporting us on our community service voyage.

We have settled into our new roles within our club and are enjoying the community service opportunities that we have been able to contribute our time to. This has been an amazing learning process and we are excited to create even more opportunities for our WMS Builders to become active volunteers within Winfield.

Thank you to those who have sponsored or donated to events that we have hosted or participated in so far. We could not do all of these wonderful projects without you!

November Events

Boxed-In Event - Cowley House of Hope Fundraiser

On Saturday, November 6th, students competed in a Boxed in Event with proceeds raised going to the Cowley County House of Hope. Cowley House of Hope is an initiative that is bringing people together who care about homelessness in Cowley County. Their goal is to establish temporary housing and provide resources (work, food, living skills) for those who are in need.

We also requested sponsors and donations from the community to benefit this fundraiser. Thank you to all of those that donated. With this fundraiser our teams were able to raise $295.

Cowley County House of Hope had this to say on their Facebook page "We are so grateful for the community support we have received and the amazing turnout for our second annual Boxed In event. Teams from all over the county worked hard to raise money before the event and came together at Island Park for a box dwelling competition!

This event raised over $14,000!! These funds will go towards both providing emergency shelter in the upcoming months and getting us closer to building a physical homeless shelter! Thank you to everyone who participated!"

Donations to Builders Club Teams:

  • Advantage Family Chiropractic
  • Citizens Bank of Kansas
  • Miles Funeral Home
  • Winfield Kiwanis Club
  • Kent Miller
  • Jacque Nation
  • Paula & Justin Price
  • JaneAnn & David Hofmeister

(Project led by the Builders Club Officers & Media Specialists)

Critically Endangered Animal Adoption - World Wildlife Fund

From Monday, November 8th to Friday, November 12th students voted on a critically endangered animal to adopt. Our project gave students and staff the opportunity to vote from a list of ten critically endangered animals in the world. We symbolically adopted the animal that received the most votes during the week. Each vote cost 50 cents with the money raised going to conservation efforts by the WWF towards that particular animal.

For this effort we raised enough money to adopt a Vaquita.

(Project led by the Builders Club Eco-Friends and Builders Club Humane Society Groups)

Veterans Lunch

On Thursday, November 11th, students from the WMS Builders Club travelled to the American Legion Post #10 to serve lunch to our local veterans. In addition to serving them a meal, WMS students wrote thank you cards that were handed out to each veteran that attended the luncheon.

Thank you to each and every veteran for your service to our country.

(Project led by the Builders Club Veterans Group)

Pictured below with WMS Builders Club students are Ray Archambeau (left) and Jim Butterbaugh (right).

Pictured with WMS Builders Club students are Ray Archambeau (left) and Jim Butterbaugh (right).

Isle of Lights Set-Up

On Tuesday, November 16th, Builders Club Officers & Project Leaders participated in our town's annual Isle of Lights set-up day. Volunteers of all ages from many different groups and organizations assist in putting together and standing up displays. (A special thank you to Talaia White from The Last Tangle for helping lead our Builders through set-up.)

Winfield Isle of Lights is open nightly from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM starting November 21st and ending on December 30th, 2021. Take a trip through the lights to brighten your holiday season.

(Project led by the Builders Club Officers & Media Specialists)

Thanksgiving Meals

On Wednesday, November 24th, WMS Builders Club sponsors delivered to some of our USD 465 families. Students raised $1,570 to be able to purchase a turkey dinner that included a turkey, sides, rolls and a pumkin pie for 21 different families in our school district.

Thank you to the many community members who helped by donating time and or money to this cause. All recipients were extremely thankful for the Thanksgiving meal that they were able to share with their family.

Donations to Builders Club:

  • Pool's Body Shop
  • Kent & Katrina Tamsen
  • Coca Cola
  • Ark Valley Credit Union
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Taylor & Krusor
  • Winfield Publishing Co.
  • Winfield Kiwanis Club
  • Jolene & Richard Miller
  • Sunflower OBGYN
  • Sons of the American Legion

(Project led by the Builders Club Officers & Media Specialists)

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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities for Students - December

In December, Builders will have many volunteer opportunities. Below are a few of our upcoming partnerships/events.

December 4th - Serving lunch at the American Legion Post#10 in Winfield, KS.

December 11th - Salvation Army Bell Ringing (10am - 11 am)

December 17th - Operation Blue Santa partnership with the Winfield Police Department.

December 18th - Wreaths Across America at the Winfield Veterans Cemetary

Winfield Middle School Builders Club

Builders Club is a national organization and it is the largest service group for middle school students with more than 45,000 members worldwide. Our members learn to work together and develop servant-leadership skills as they serve their school and community.

Questions / Comments / Concerns / Suggestions

Please email our sponsors.

Allison Homan:

Michelle Russell:

Thank you to this month's sponsors! We appreciate your donations.