The Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club is conducting two community service drives through Nov. 30, sharing the gift of warmth and making the lives of children a little more colorful. The group, affiliated with the Great Bend Kiwanis Club, is also offering a taco dinner fundraiser on Sept. 30, said club sponsor Frankie Pelster at Rosewood Services.
Blanket drive: Members are accepting new blankets, quilts, homemade blankets and monetary donations. The blankets and monetary donations will be delivered to the Family Crisis Center and Barton County Health Department.
“Our members are very excited to begin the blanket drive,” Pelster said. “They get pure joy and satisfaction from helping others in our community. It’s also a great way for them to get into the spirit of the season.”
Coloring book/crayon drive: Members are also accepting coloring books and crayons, or monetary gifts to purchase those items. These will be delivered to Central Kansas Dream Center and St. Francis Community Services in Great Bend.
Items and monetary donations may be dropped off at Rosewood Services Administration Office, located at 384 N. Washington; the Rosewood Furniture Gallery, 1607 Main; or the Rosewood Employment Network Office, 1105 Main, Suite A.
Grande Taco Dinner fundraiser: A grande taco bowl, beverage and dessert can be purchased for $5, with proceeds going to the Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club to help cover costs of club activities and community projects. Serving will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at the Rosewood Activity Center at 16th and Main, in the south side of the Rosewood Furniture Gallery.
Carry-out will be available but those wanting this option are asked to contact Pelster ahead of time and leave a message to help the group better prepare.
Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club is an affiliate of the national Kiwanis organization that promotes service in action for people with developmental disabilities. The area club allows Rosewood clients to be actively involved in the community and to positively impact the lives of others.
For more information contact Pelster by telephone, 620-603-6502, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.