Kiwanis Club active in community

During the past quarter, the Kiwanis Club of Bellingham has donated $4,000 toward a variety of local and worldwide service projects.  Members also presented 630 8th-grade students in Whatcom County middle schools with the “Choices” program. This program empowers young people with skills to take charge of their lives and to look more closely at the choices they must make for their future.  Such things as self-discipline, motivation, and time and money management are discussed.

Some of the other projects are: 260 pounds of baby food plus $524 for additional baby food was donated to the Bellingham Food Bank; three area children were given camperships to the Royal Family Kids Camp; a local Key Club student was sent to a leadership training program; and a stipend was given to the Key Club advisors at Sehome High School.  The Club gave $450 to the local Foster Parent Association to help fund Emergency Backpacks for children, and $500 was given to the local chapter of the ARC to support children with developmental disabilities. The club donated a total of  $1,660 to the Kiwanis Northwest District surgical implant program for third-world countries.

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