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For the next week or so, Kiwanis Club members will be bringing in packages of diapers for their Diaper Drive, which will be winding down soon.
Over the last few months, the club has collected and delivered thousands of diapers to service agencies such as the Women’s Health Clinic of Madison County Health Department, A Woman’s Pregnancy Center of Madison and the Early Learning Coalition of Greenville, all serving low-income women in Madison County.
So far, in Florida Kiwanis District Three (which includes several larger clubs in Leon County) the Kiwanis Club of Madison is leading the pack in number of diapers collected and delivered by a wide margin. At last count, they had exceeded the 5000 mark.
Besides the Diaper Drive, the club has been involved in several other service projects and fundraisers, something Marian Sanders said she likes about being a Kiwanian.
“I’m proud of all the things we do for the community,” she said. “It’s all about the youth.”
George Willis was a member of a Kiwanis Club in Sanford for 37 years. “We did a lot of things for the community,” he said. “It got a hold of me. It was a strong club. Everybody worked.”
Since then, Willis has been a member of the Madison Kiwanis Club for 27 years and has attended most of the Kiwanis International conventions.
Preston Matthews remarked that next year is the 100th Anniversary of Kiwanis. “I’m looking forward to it,” he said.
The Madison Kiwanis Club will be busy for most of the month of August. On Saturday, Aug. 9, you can see club members volunteering at the annual “Back to School – Stay in School Explosion,” at…TO CONTINUE READING THIS STORY, CLICK HERE OR PICK UP A COPY OF THE AUGUST 1, 2014 EDITION OF THE MADISON ENTERPRISE-RECORDER