The Membership of the Kiwanis Club of Niceville-Valparaiso answered the call to help replenish Kay’s Cupboard food pantry at Children In Crisis (CIC), by presenting a check for $3,000 to Ken Hair, CIC President and CEO, last week to help bridge the shortage in the CIC food pantry caused by the Holiday break.
Hair commented, “The Niceville-Valparaiso Kiwanis Club has a wonderful membership that’s always ready and willing to help support our children living at the CIC Neighborhood. Now that we have seven foster homes open to give a home to at-risk children, on any given day we have over 50 kids living at the Neighborhood. Support from the Kiwanis is a great example of their passion for children.”
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child, and one community at a time. Their mission is serving the children of the world, which by all accounts is a very rewarding experience.
Children in Crisis, Inc. is a 501(c)(3), non-profit charity of caring people working together to provide homes and establish hope to the abused, neglected, and abandoned children of our community. The Children’s Neighborhood is a beautiful facility, built by the generous support of our community. It has an emergency shelter for children who are removed without notice from an unsafe environment and family foster homes for young children. To learn more about Children in Crisis call 850-864-4242 or visit www.childrenincrisisfl.org
Photo left to right: Dr. Bo Arnold, CIC Chairman of the Board, and Ken Hair, CIC President and CEO, receive a donation of $3,000 from Niceville-Valparaiso Kiwanis Club President Joe Fiorello and Club Community Outreach Chair Vern McGraw to help replenish Kay’s Cupboard food pantry shortage caused by the school Holiday break. On any given day, more than 50 children call CIC home and this support from the Kiwanis is a great example of the Motto: “It’s all about the Kids!”