The Taylorville Kiwanis Club has been helping children since the club was chartered in October of 1954. This year is no exception as Taylorville Kiwanis members continue to do their part to make sure children are dressed appropriately for Central Illinois winters.
This year the Kiwanis Club of Taylorville provided for over 75 children at the Taylorville Walmart. This Kiwanis project is called “Coats for Kids”. However there is more to it than coats. Children in need are provided coats, hats, gloves and boots.
For the past several years Kiwanis member Harriet Morrissey has taken the Coats for Kids responsibility partnering with Taylorville Walmart. Children from preschool through kindergarten received assistance from the Taylorville club to help keep warm in the winter.
Funding for the Kiwanis Coats for Kids program is provided through several local fund raising events including Kiwanis Peanut Days, the Kiwanis Pancake and Sausage breakfast, and the Kiwanis Radiothon.
As in past years the Taylorville Walmart was filled with smiling faces as Kiwanis members along with Walmart associates assisted children in finding the “just right” coat, the perfect gloves or mittens, boots and stocking hat.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.