MITCHELL — Changing lives one child, one community (and one blanket) at a time.
That was the theme as the Kiwanis Club of Mitchell presented Mitchell Police and Fire/EMS with homemade blankets on Monday, November 7.
Linda McEntee, the Kiwanis club secretary, spoke at the event, noting that this is the first year the club has participated in the idea. The idea of donating a tie blanket was originally introduced to the group after seeing another club donate it in a national Kiwanis club magazine.
“We had about 20 people working on these covers, sometimes on specific workdays or sometimes in meetings,” McEntee said. “Blankets will be placed in the back of patrol cars, as well as in fire platforms or ambulances for people in emergencies.”
McEntee said that although they donated 19 blankets today, the club’s plan is to maintain contact with Mitchell’s emergency services to continue supplying the blankets in the future.
McEntee also said the main reason for the general donation was for children in need during particularly traumatic situations.
“The motto behind the Kiwanis Club is ‘Serving the Children of the World,’ changing a child’s life, one community at a time,” McEntee said. “All of our efforts are focused on Mitchell’s children.”
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