Volunteers from the Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast and St. Helen’s Church joined forces to build sorely needed shelving units for the Kidz Closet Charities of Vero Beach on Thursday, March 27. The volunteers knew that there were a small number of virus cases (but no fatalities) in Indian River County but decided to proceed with the project because of the need.
So, to minimize social contact the volunteers split into two groups to build a total of four wooden shelf units. Kiwanis provided about $700 for materials.
Kidz Closet Charities distributes gently used clothing, toys, books and many other items to county charities in need. Their space was so full of bags of donated goods that there was little room to do the needed sorting and organizing. These new shelves will enable the Kidz Closet volunteers to more efficiently connect local resources to local needs. For more information about Kidz Closet Charities go to www.kidzclosetvero.com.
The Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast mission in our community is to help support children’s education, activities and charities. Besides giving annual college scholarships, our club actively sponsors Key Clubs in Vero Beach High School, Indian River County Charter High School, and Sebastian River High School. We also conduct community service work days involving teenagers from schools and churches. Since 1991, we have sponsored the Annual Take-a–Kid-Fishing Tournament and since 1998, the above-mentioned Youth in Action.
Kiwanis is a 100-year old global service organization based in the US with clubs in 80 countries, all dedicated to improving the lives of children. Kiwanis has served Vero Beach and Indian River County since 1935. For more information on our activities, members and membership information, visit our website at www.verokiwanis.com or call Tom Maher at (772) 581-4062.