The recent tornadoes have accelerated the School Supplies Service Project. School supplies are an important part of the for Alabama Disaster Relief recovery process and a return to normalcy for children affected by the many disruptions that natural disasters cause.
Kiwanian and Licensed Professional Counselor, Brian Rodgers, LPCSC, NCC, shared that, "This project is important because it allows the children who have been affected to have some structure in their day, an essential component to recovery. These supplies allow them to return to school prepared to have the support and structure that the school environments offer."
The Alabama District will be collecting school supplies and distributing them to affected children and schools throughout the state via infrastructure that the Red Cross has established.
"This is an exciting partnership that takes a real need and combines the enthusiasm Kiwanians have for helping children with the established disaster recovery network that the Red Cross has developed to have a meaningful impact on the thousands of children affected by this disaster," said Alabama District Governor Colean Black.
Financial contributions and supplies are being accepted a the Alabama District of Kiwanis International's office located at: 85 Bagby Drive, Suite 206, Homewood, Alabama 35209.
Kiwanis-Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers committed to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. The Alabama District of Kiwanis International is made up of over one hundred local clubs that work daily to make their communities a better place for children. With over four thousand members, the District raises funds and commits service hours to local child-focused charities.