Kiwanis Club packs 30 bags for students in need

Kiwanis Club members show off their work. PHOTO COURTESY KIWANIS CLUB

Members of the Kiwanis Club packing the bookbags to present to students. PHOTOS COURTESY OF KIWANIS CLUB

For some students, having the right tools for the start of the school year can be a challenge – pandemic or no pandemic. To help reach out, the Darlington Kiwanis Club packed 30 backpacks for students in need at its Aug. 5 meeting. The bags were delivered to Darlington High School, where the Club sponsors the DHS Key Club. The backpack project started three years ago collecting supplies for children in the foster care system. Then, the kids ranged in age from elementary to high school. With the Club’s growing involvement with the high school, which it formally has adopted, the transition to providing materials for Darlington High seemed natural. The connection also gives the Club closer ties to those they serve since many attend high school athletic competitions regularly. The Darlington Kiwanis Club – like all Kiwanis Clubs – focuses their service on things that impact the children of their communities. The Club’s next fundraiser will be a Pancake Supper from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, at Trinity United Methodist Church; drive-in, take-out, or dine-in available. The Club meets at 1 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of the month at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington. https://www.facebook.com/DarlingtonKiwanis

Author: Rachel Howell

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