Kiwanis donates more than $25,000 to charities

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – The Kiwanis Club of Tupelo on Friday distributed the bulk of its more than $25,000 in annual contributions to community non-profits at its regular weekly meeting.
Recipients of Kiwanis checks include Junior Achievement, Church After School Association, Tupelo Autism Center, Tupelo High School Key Club, Healthworks, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Alpha House, Association for Excellence in Education, Boys & Girls Club, EXPECT, Faith Haven, Gardner-Simmons, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Regional Rehab, Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association and United Way.
Kiwanis emphasizes projects that benefit children. The Tupelo club has two major fundraisers, a $10,000 drawdown in the spring and a pancake breakfast coinciding with Tupelo’s Christmas parade.