Kiwanis family clubs to make Blessing Bags

Staff report

SIDNEY — The Kiwanis Club, Key Club and Aktion Club of Sidney will join nearly 2,700,000 fellow Kiwanis club members around the world in a united day of service on Saturday, April 2, with the Blessing Bag Project.

“Kiwanis One Day gives our service clubs around the world the opportunity to work together on one day, proving that our global service organization can make a difference in communities around the world,” said Jessica Guillozet, Kiwanis member and Aktion Club adviser. “Kiwanis estimates that nearly one million hours will be donated to service projects ranging from sprucing up playgrounds and parks to painting buildings to planting trees and flowers.”

The Clubs selected this project because of the passion they have to give back to the community. Guillozet spoke with several nonprofit businesses that expressed the need for Blessing Bags. Blessing bags are comprised with toiletry items, snacks, Band-Aids, and other miscellaneous items. Everything will be placed inside a gallon Ziploc bag, included will also be a 5-inch by 7-inch notecard with an uplifting quote, the opposite side will have a small resource guide of Shelby County. The clubs will be working on the project at the Recycling Center on April 2 in conjunction with Kiwanis One Day.

“Children and adults need Kiwanis, in our community, and in communities around the world,” said Guillozet “This project helps the community by paying kindness forward and not expecting anything in return. We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. This is one way we can contribute to making our community a great place for children to thrive and grow. It’s also fun knowing that while we’re making a difference in our community, Kiwanis Clubs around the world also are making a difference in their communities.”

Staff report