The Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks provides gifts, mittens and food for over 50 area families and 130 children through its annual Christmas for Kids Project.
Funding for this program comes through various fundraising initiatives, including collecting donations from visitors to Snodeo, which took place this past weekend at the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center in Old Forge.
Fred Trimbach, chairperson of the Snodeo charitable effort, said that over $900 was collected during this year’s event.
“Each year the visitors to our community during Snodeo demonstrate their generosity in a very positive way,” Trimach said.
On Wednesday, December 18, Kiwanis members were joined by the Key Club and a legion of volunteers at the North Woods Community Center to wrap the gifts collected throughout the community in the last few weeks. The gifts were distributed to families the following day.
Anyone interested in making a financial contribution to the Kiwanis Christmas for Kids Project, can send their donation to: Kiwanis Club Foundation of the Central Adirondacks, Inc., P.O. Box 1044, Old Forge, NY 13420.