The Taylorville Kiwanis Club announced at its weekly meeting on Tuesday, that the Taylorville community donated over $3600 during the Club’s annual Kids’ Day fund-raiser September 23 and 24.
That weekend, Kiwanis members, along with some spouses and Taylorville High School Kiwanis Key Club members, were stationed at the intersection of West Main Cross and Webster Streets, as well as at the Wal-Mart Super Center, asking for monetary donations to help the club with its many local projects for children and youth. Those projects include Coats for Kids, Kiwanis Park, high school and YMCA scholarships, supporting the Christian County CEO program, and providing grants to other local non-profits that support the Kiwanis emphasis on children and youth.
The effort received a unique donation from the Old Stonington Baptist Church. A member of that church, Judy Swigert (right), presented gloves and a winter hat to Kiwanis Priority One chair Bruce Blanshan (left), as the church’s way of supporting the Kiwanis Kids’ Day effort. Swigert organized a coat drive for her church and First Baptist Church of Decatur, and offered gloves and a winter hat to the Kiwanis Club as part of its Kids’ Day collection efforts.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of a 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.