As a part of the Kiwanis Club of Christiansburg’s continuation of the Clothe a Child and School Supplies programs, Dubby Charlton and Ernie Wade, Kiwanis members, recently presented a $550 Walmart gift card to Christiansburg High School Principal Tony Deibler.
The club started the two programs several years ago at all the Christiansburg schools to serve those in need. Once the schools use up the funds on the cards, they let the Kiwanis Club know and the cards are replaced. Kiwanis funds the card for $500 and Walmart adds $50. These cards are used to purchase much-needed school supplies or clothing for students who cannot afford to buy their own.
Funding for service projects such as these are generated by fundraising events such as the Kiwanis Wilderness Trail Festival, held the third Saturday of September each year. The Kiwanis Club of Christiansburg has provided support to the local community since 1949.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.