St. Charles Kiwanis Club gives grant awards to three nonprofits

  • The St. Charles Kiwanis Club donates monthly grants to local organizations that help children in the community. At the April meeting are, from left, Greg Weider, Fox Valley Hands of Hope; Hester Bury, Northern Illinois Food Bank; Mike Linkimer, club finance chairman; Lilly Pogue, Muscular Dystrophy Association; John Schmidt, Kiwanis liaison; and Bob Brautigam, acting St. Charles Kiwanis president.

    The St. Charles Kiwanis Club donates monthly grants to local organizations that help children in the community. At the April meeting are, from left, Greg Weider, Fox Valley Hands of Hope; Hester Bury, Northern Illinois Food Bank; Mike Linkimer, club finance chairman; Lilly Pogue, Muscular Dystrophy Association; John Schmidt, Kiwanis liaison; and Bob Brautigam, acting St. Charles Kiwanis president. Courtesy of St. Charles Kiwanis Club

 
 
Posted4/29/2019 10:25 PM

The St. Charles Kiwanis Club donates monthly grants to local organizations that help children in the community.

At the April 16 meeting, the club gave a grant of $2,000 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The Geneva-based nonprofit organizations Fox Valley Hands of Hope and the Northern Illinois Food Bank each received grants of $1,500.

 

The St. Charles Kiwanis Club meets at noon Tuesdays at the Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Ave. in St. Charles. It organizes fundraising activities to support grants awarded to over 25 valued charities focused on children. Club members mentor and serve the community with area high school Key Clubs. They offer regular luncheons with speakers, meaningful fellowship with peers and associates, and ongoing projects offering fulfilling service to the children in the community.

The St. Charles Kiwanis Club was founded on May 17, 1923 and disbanded during World War II and reactivated in1964. It continues to be a thriving organization of service-minded men and women who uplift the community while serving children here and around the world. The Kiwanis International family comprises of nearly 600,000 adult and youth members in 80 countries and geographic areas who dedicate more than 18 million service hours each year to strengthen communities.

For membership information, call Diane DeWitte at (630) 377-7402. Visit www.kiwanisofstcharles.org.

Follow www.facebook.com/StCharlesKiwanis/.

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