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Monrovia Kiwanis, Police and Plymouth Unite to Help Homeless

DianeBalsamo and fellow Monrovia Kiwanis members teamed up with Monrovia School District’sPlymouth School for a unique project to help the young students understand theimportance of community service, albeit at a rather early age.

AsBalsamo pointed out, you’re never too young to help others and this hopefullywill encourage the young people to do more for their community.

Last week, Monrovia Weekly was invited to see the children in action making bags of personal care items and necessities that Monrovia Police Department (MPD) officers will hand out while on patrol to homeless people in need.

Theenthusiastic youngsters spent time placing the items in the bag along with apersonal note of hope and kindness that they carefully placed inside the care packages.Once the afternoon project was complete, the Kiwanis-Kids (K-Kids) helped loadup an MPD police car with the finished products.

Kiwanis and Monrovia PD

Policeofficer Ian Vanderburg and MPD School Resource Officer Thomas Montes gave thekids a little help in loading up the vehicle and then extended the obligatoryhigh-five to each of the participants.

K-Kids Week allows Kiwanis members toshow their community what K-Kids are truly about: service. Each day emphasizesservice, to promote K-Kids within homes, schools and communities, and to makeK-Kids a household name. 

For more information about Kiwanis, visit kiwanis.org.

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