As a part of the Kiwanis Club of Christiansburg’s outreach program to support the youth of the local community, a gift card in the amount of $550 was recently presented to Montgomery Central, the alternative school program for Montgomery County Public Schools.
Anne Lawson, counselor for the alternative school program, spoke at a recent Kiwanis Club meeting and explained the need for food and clothing for the children enrolled there. The club then voted to support the request for assistance, and the donation was to support the clothing needs of the children enrolled at the school. The club is looking to find ways to support the food needs of the children. The club’s support will be ongoing.
This program is much like the Clothe a Child and Supplies programs that the club currently provides for the other six schools in Christiansburg.
In accepting the donation, Lawson said, “Thank you so much for the donation from the Kiwanis Club. This general donation will enable our school to purchase items of need for our students. Many of our families have needs that we become aware of through our daily interactions, but families rarely ask us for help. We hope to help assist families to meet their basic needs. Our continued thanks to all you and your organization do for the families of Montgomery County.”
Since 1949, the Kiwanis Club of Christiansburg has provided support to the local community. Funds for service projects are raised by the club with various fundraisers, the largest of which is the club’s Kiwanis Wilderness Trail Festival, which takes place in September of each year.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.