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Kiwanis Club’s No Bottoms Left Behind Diaper Drive a success

May 3, 2019

Thanks to a generous outpouring of support from the greater Ironton and Lawrence County community, the Ironton Area Kiwanis Club’s No Bottoms Left Behind diaper drive was a smashing success.

The Ironton Kiwanis was able to add close to 4,000 diapers to the diaper bank inventory at the Lawrence County Health Department.

“Although they are needed by families, our grant funding does not permit us to purchase these items,” said Debbie Fisher, of the Lawrence County Health Department. “This donation really helped serve a major need. We’re already distributing these diapers.

“Our diaper bank has an ongoing need. This project was a godsend. We really appreciate their effort and that of the community.”

Fisher said anyone who wishes to help can drop off diapers at the health department, 2120 S. 7th St, Ironton.

“We were blown away with response,” said Ironton Kiwanis project Chairwoman Emily Roush. “Kiwanis care about kids and so do our local folks. Our community did an awesome job! We’ll have another diaper drive in the fall.

“In addition to everyone who contributed and helped make this a successful project, we also want to share special thanks for the fine folks at the Iron Town Coffee Lab, Black Bear Bakery, Liberty Bank, Citizens Deposit Bank, Ironton Child Welfare Club and Scherer

Mountain Insurance,” Roush said.

Kiwanis clubs are volunteer-based. Traditionally, club meetings take place once a week and offer an atmosphere of fun, learning and fellowship. Kiwanis members typically volunteer each month to assist with club service projects. In a typical year, Kiwanis clubs worldwide organize more than 150,000 service projects — both locally and globally — and Kiwanis members dedicate more than 12 million hours of service.

It is time to get involved! New members bring fresh energy and ideas to Kiwanis clubs.

We invite you to reach out, learn more and get involved. Together, we can change the world, one child and one community at a time.

The Ironton Area Kiwanis Clubs meets at noon every Thursday in the Ironton City Building. For more information, contact Steve Call at 740-550-9540 or irontonkiwanis@gmail.com.