Kiwanis Club

Published 4:23 pm Thursday, May 5, 2022

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The Kiwanis Club of Washington presented a $3,000, check to Bright Futures of Beaufort County at Tuesday’s luncheon meeting. The money represented proceeds from the club’s April 23rd Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser at Washington Airport. 500 golf balls were dropped from a helicopter and the three closest to a pin marker were the winners.

On hand for the presentation were (left to right) club president Ray Dennis, Bright Futures representatives Ashley Padgett and Robin McKeithan, and project chairperson Kevin Hardy.

Bright Futures’ mission is to help meet the needs of students in Beaufort County Schools. The organization works within the Beaufort County School District to connect student needs with existing community resources. The mostly volunteer group brings together businesses, human service agencies, faith-based organizations, and parent groups and partners them with schools in a way that helps them to quickly and efficiently meet students’ basic needs – often within 24 hours. These needs focus on items and services necessary to get the students to school and keep them these including clothing, food, school supplies and more. This enables students and teachers to focus on education and achieving success. Bright Futures Beaufort County works to create an environment where education is valued and responsibility for student success is shared.

The Kiwanis Club of Washington meets each Tuesday for lunch at King Chicken on Carolina Avenue, Washington. The club welcomes prospective members who have an interest in service to the community.