As part of its continuing program of providing support to local schools’ need for clothing and supplies, the Kiwanis Club of Christiansburg delivered a Walmart gift card to Falling Branch Elementary.
The cards, in the amount of $550 ($500 from the Kiwanis Club and $50 from Walmart) were delivered to schools that had a low balance on their cards and had requested additional funds. This program was started several years ago for the seven schools in Christiansburg, and cards are replenished by the club as needed. Before this program was introduced, often teachers and staff members would personally pay for the needed items that the children could not afford.
The cards were delivered by Oliver Lewis, MCPS Tiered Intervention Specialist and a Kiwanis member, and Ernie Wade, a Kiwanis member.
Kiwanis is a global organization of members, clubs, and partners who are dedicated to changing the world, one child at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Christiansburg has provided services to the local community since its charter was granted in 1949.