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Rosewood AKTION Club seeking coloring books and blankets through Dec. 15

Rosewood Miracle Workers AKTION Club is coming down to the wire with two fund drives it is holding to benefit children within the community. Club members are asking for involvement from the area community to help with a big finish.

The AKTION Club is sponsoring a Coloring Book and Crayon Drive. It’s also sponsoring a Blanket Drive. Both drives end on Dec. 15.

“We’ve been conducting both of these drive for the past few months, and now we are nearing the finish line with both efforts,” said Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor Frankie Pelster. ”Our AKTION Club members have been working hard to complete both of these drives and they appreciate the involvement by the community to help them finish strong. They are looking forward to giving these wonderful gifts to children in need this Christmas.”

People can drop off coloring book and crayon donations, along with monetary donations for the purchase of coloring books and crayons. They can also drop off new blankets, quilts, and homemade blankets, along with monetary donations for the purchase of new blankets. All donated items can be delivered to one of three locations in Great Bend: Rosewood Furniture Gallery, 1607 Main; Rosewood Employment Network Office, 1105 Main, Suite A; and Rosewood Services Administration Office, 384 N. Washington.

Upon completion of the drives, club members will deliver the blankets to two area organizations: Family Crisis Center, and Barton County Health Department. They will deliver coloring books and crayons to Saint Francis Community Services.

Making the coloring book and crayon drive extra interesting this year, Rosewood AKTION Club is in a friendly competition with Rosewood Services employees to see which group can raise the most items. So far, Rosewood AKTION Club is in a tight race with the Rosewood Day Services team. Any community donated items for that drive will go toward the AKTION Club count.

Rosewood AKTION Club is an affiliate of the national Kiwanis organization that promotes service in action for people with developmental disabilities. The area club allows Rosewood clients to be actively involved in the community and to positively impact the lives of others.

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