Cy-Ranch Key Club Serves Those in Need

The Cypress Ranch High School Key Club participated in two recent service projects—a gift card collection for victims of the West, Texas plant explosion and a cancer hat collection fundraiser—that assisted those in need.

Gift Cards for West, Texas

After learning that several schools in West ISD were damaged following the fertilizer plant explosion, Cypress Ranch Key Club officers held a Walmart gift card drive at the school.

The gift card drive lasted just a week and a half, but Key Club members donated 110 gift cards totaling $2,215 that were then delivered to West ISD.

Cancer Hat Collection Fundraiser

In support of the Cy-Fair Vipers baseball team, the Cypress Ranch Key Club supported their “Kids 4 Kids: Cancer Hat Collection” fundraiser. The cap drive benefited Texas Children’s Hospital and provided baseball caps for children undergoing cancer treatment.

Key Club members donated an assortment of caps and hats for both boys and girls of all ages, featuring sports team- and cartoon-themed caps, plain caps and even bedazzled caps, as well as sunbonnets for the upcoming summer months.

At the end of the one-week cap drive, the club had collected nearly 250 caps.  The caps were delivered to the Cy-Fair Vipers baseball team, who delivered them to Texas Children’s Hospital. The Vipers had independently collected more than 250 caps. Together, more than 500 caps were donated through a joint effort of the Cypress Ranch Key Club and the Cy-Fair Vipers.

“I’m very proud of my Key Club members here at Cypress Ranch,” said faculty adviser Jennifer Hydes. “When they hear of a need in our community or our country, they always want to help. Time after time, they show how much they care by donating to help others.”

The Cypress Ranch Key Club volunteers in the CFISD schools and local community.  Those who have any questions about the club or need volunteers to work an upcoming event should contact faculty adviser Jennifer Hydes at

Cy Ranch Key 1Cypress Ranch Key Club members Hannah Bielefeldt, president; and Andrew Wang, webmaster, display some of the Wal-mart gift cards that were donated to West ISD amid the fertilizer plant explosion that damaged many of the West ISD campuses.


Cy Ranch Key 3Cypress Ranch Key Club members (L-R) Al Hirani, vice president; Courtney Golladay, vice president; Hannah Bielefeldt, president; and Sarah Gates, vice president, display several of the hats that were donated to the “Kids 4 Kids: Cancer Hat Collection” fundraiser. Students contributed nearly 250 hats that will be used by cancer patients at Texas Children’s Hospital.