Rotary, Kiwanis Hold Joint Fundraiser to Help Marines


Known for their friendly rivalry, including a bowling tournament and golf classic, South Pasadena Rotary and Kiwanis are reaching out to  host a South Pasadena community drive to support US Marine Corps families at Camp Pendleton.

With more than 500 births each month and 5000-plus children under the age of 6 on the base, according to Marine officials, there is a need for new and gently used baby, tot and household items.

Assisting in the drive, slated  for  February 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South Pasadena Fire Department. on Mound Street  will be the City of South Pasadena, South Pasadena Fire Fighters Association, The MOMS for Community, Rotary Interact and Kiwanis Key Clubs.

Providing packing  boxes will be Rotarian Joe Kroening of Andy’s Moving & Storage

Donation items should  include  new or clean and gently used. No books or furniture other than playpens)

Items will be packed and delivered by the clubs to the Marines of Camp Pendleton.

Items will be packed and delivered by the clubs to the Marines of Camp Pendleton: Baby clothes, school back packs, disposable diapers (all sizes), notebooks and paper, Crib linens, crayons and washable markers, baby blankets, pencils, playpens, and umbrella strollers.  Household Items:   Pots & pans, shelf liner (new), beverage glasses, dishes, bed linens, blankets                     kitchen utensils

The Kiwanis Club, promoting leadership and growth among children of all ages, meets every Wednesday at noon at Calvary Presbyterian Church.

The Rotary Club, dedicated to service leadership & fellowship in our community and around the world, meets every Tuesday at noon at Oneonta Congregational Church.

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