Dozens of local nonprofits lift up kids
WENATCHEE — Nonprofit Day featured 38 tables at the Pybus Public Market concourse and LocalTel Event Center on Saturday by locally-based nonprofit organizations.
Each booth had leaders and volunteers from the nonprofits ready to talk about their organization’s services, along with sharing marketing materials and membership forms.
Nearly every organization represented is seeking both volunteers and tax-deductible donations from those interested in supporting their grassroots efforts. Community awareness is also important so they are able to connect with those in need of services, which is particularly key for groups less likely to see help, including veterans, those suffering financial hardship, people without access to transportation and those with special needs or disabilities.
Many of the nonprofits represented serve children. Here are a few:
The Eastmont Kiwanis Club was chartered in 1980 with the goal to improve the lives of local children, according to club information. The global Kiwanis organization members have dedicated more than 18.5 million hours in service and raised more than $100 million for local and international causes each year. Secretary Ann Phillips and Treasurer Anita VanStralen said the mission is to serve the children of the world, and there’s a need for new members.
The Eastmont Kiwanis Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 6 p.m. at Country Inn Restaurant, 620 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee. It promises to buy dinner for new visitors who want to learn more about volunteering for K-Kids, Builder’s Club and Key Club programs serving kids in elementary, middle and high school clubs in East Wenatchee. Other Kiwanis clubs meet in North Central Washington including Downtown Wenatchee, Ephrata, Moses Lake and Cashmere. For more information, visit eastmontkiwanis.org.
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