Donut Club sprinkles good deeds throughout community

Students in Donut Club pose gather for group photo

The Moraine Park Technical College Donut Club was started in the Fall 2016 semester after a presentation from Lisa Manuell, who is one of our College’s awesome student life specialists.  Lisa told our Composition 1 class that students could start just about any club on campus as long as they met certain criteria.

She told us she had even heard of a school in Minnesota that had a Donut Club!  And just like that, the Moraine Park Donut Club was born!

Since we started, we have been involved with campus, college, and community events.  In the Fall 2016 semester, several members attended the Moraine Park Leadership Conference where we learned ways to improve our personal leadership skills.  We also participated in the Beaver Dam Campus’ Christmas in a Shoebox Program, which sends care packages to soldiers on active duty.

Not only did our members participate in the packing of the boxes, we also brought in the most items per member and won lunch for our entire club!

Several members of the Donut Club did bell ringing for the Salvation Army at Fleet Farm in Beaver Dam for our community event.  Throughout the Fall 2016 semester, many members participated in campus events like Bingo and Student Life entertainment and presenters.

During the Spring 2017 semester, some of our members participated in the Habitat for Humanity build that Student Life organized for campus clubs for our community project.  We also collected items such as pajamas and toiletries to donate the Foster Coalition’s Comfort Cases which are given to recently placed foster children.

We also hosted a Bake Sale on campus to raise funds for our club.

We had a great first year and look forward to many more years as the Moraine Park Donut Club!

“Donut Feel Good to Help Others?”

Written by Melissa Ewoldt
Communications Instructor