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Kiwanis Club collects mittens for children

Published 9:45am Monday, May 13, 2013

The Ironton Area Kiwanis Club’s newest project, Operation “Mitts” is designed to collect gloves, mittens and stocking hats for local school children.

Steve Call, Kiwanis member, said serving children is one of the main tenets of the club.

“This mitts project will help keep the kiddies protected from the elements,” Call said. “We’re hoping for a tremendous supply of hats and mittens for winter and beyond. Our goal is to grow this effort beyond Ironton and help all of Lawrence County.”

Call said while Kiwanis is a global organization, the club is always looking for ways to serve the local community. But to do that, he said the public needs to step up and help achieve those goals.

Now is the best time to get items for the drive, stated a release sent out announcing the event. The release said these items can be found many places on clearance during the warmer months making it easier for people to purchase and donate them.

Drop-off locations are Liberty Federal, Ironton AAA and the Ohio University Southern faculty office in the Dingus Building.

Those wishing to make financial contributions to help Kiwanis purchase these items can send check or money order to Kiwanis, PO Box 4192, Ironton, OH, 45638.

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