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Taylorville Kiwanis Hear About New Non-Profit Clothes Closet, Induct New Member at Weekly Meeting

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about a new non-profit Clothes Closet for the needy in the Taylorville area, and inducted a new Kiwanis member, during their weekly meeting Tuesday at the Taylorville Moose Lodge.  


Kim Brunc, a member at Davis Memorial Christian Church, spoke about the new Clothes Closet the church established earlier this year.  Thanks to donations of clothing from the community, the church serves adults from a room at the church, and youth from a room at the Taylorville Township Building.  Brunc told Kiwanis members that between 75 and 90 people have benefitted from the church’s new Clothes Closet since launching.



Her daughter, Renee Ikemire, also spoke to the Kiwanis members about a new non-profit organization she’s founded called “Conscious Action,” which she hopes will establish a homeless shelter in Taylorville.  Ikemire founded a similar effort in Colorado, which she ran for over a year before moving back to her hometown of Taylorville.  Ikemire was homeless herself in Colorado for some 4 years and said that experience led her to establish the shelter in Colorado, and now in Taylorville.



Lee Skinner (right), co-owner of Dear Yesteryear in Taylorville, was inducted as the Kiwanis Club's newest member, by Kiwanis secretary Martin Vota (left).


Non-profit organizations are reminded that 11:59pm October 31st is the deadline for applications from non-profit community groups that want funded thru the Taylorville Kiwanis Club Foundation.  The application can be found at the Taylorville Kiwanis Club’s Facebook page, or by e-mail’ing committee chair Randal J. Miller, whose e-mail address is rjm1955@gmail.com.


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 Moose Lodge.  For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.    

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