Kiwanis Club of Rock Island 11th annual Coats for Kids


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Posted Online: Nov. 08, 2012, 11:05 am
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Press release submitted by Julie Derrer, Total Media, LLC


The Kiwanis Club of Rock Island will be conducting their 11th annual Coats for Kids program to benefit children in need in the Rock Island area on Wednesday, November 14th at Old Navy in Davenport. Coats for Kids partnered with Old Navy and Chic-Fil-A in 2008 to create a memorable event for children from 3 Rock Island elementary schools. In 2010, the event became known as the Ray Lundell Coats for Kids Program. Mr. Lundell was a very active member of the Kiwanis organization and the fund for the program was created in his memory. This year the Kiwanis Club event, along with their partners in the program, will benefit approximately 50 Rock Island youths.


Kiwanis will also have a club liaison at each school and will ride on the bus with the kids.

"Kiwanis is a global organization dedicated to helping one child and one community at a time."



















 




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