SULLIVAN COUNTY - The Kiwanis Clubs of Monticello and Woodridge joined together to bring some happiness to individuals serviced by NAMI Sullivan County (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and …
SULLIVAN COUNTY - The Kiwanis Clubs of Monticello and Woodridge joined together to bring some happiness to individuals serviced by NAMI Sullivan County (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and Action Toward In- dependence (ATI).They presented little gifts and Thinking of You Cards to NAMI Executive Director Lori Schneider and ATI Executive Director Deborah Worden. Aktion Club of Sullivan County, which is sponsored by both Kiwanis Clubs also made and contributed beautiful cards. The club is comprised of individuals with various degrees of disabilities affiliated with Arc The Greater Hudson Valley, The Center for Discovery and New Hope Community.
The gifts included an assortment of dancing solar flowers, hats, artificial flowering plants, mugs, Find the Word and Crossword Puzzles, playing cards, stuffed animals, tootsie pops, hard candies as well as little toys and games for homeless families with children who are served by ATI.
Ms. Schneider stated, “The people served by NAMI Sulli- van County are going to love not only the gifts and cards but especially that someone took the time to think of them and do something special for them.” Ms. Worden conveyed her appreciation to the Kiwanis Clubs and stated that “ individuals with disabilities face many challenges and someone taking the time to convey a thoughtful message goes a long way in helping sthem through a difficult time.”
The Kiwanis Clubs have reached out to many agencies in the past year with the main mission of giving back to the community and to let them know that there are people who care for them.
For more information about Kiwanis Clubs, call Monticello President Marvin Rappaport at (845) 701-1655 or Woodridge President Diane Garritt at (845) 434-7023.
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