Outreach speaks to Kiwanis

Published 8:30 am Friday, August 5, 2011

Carol Newton, executive director of Thermal Belt Outreach, and Michelle Reedy, client services coordinator, spoke to the Tryon Kiwanis Club recently on “Kindness Matters” and the services Outreach provides to the community.
Outreach’s Feed-a-Kid program gives a bag of food for the weekend to 289 children every week during the school year. School supply closets, filled with needed clothing and shoes, also allow Outreach to care for children.
The Angel Tree is a program to collect and distribute Christmas gifts to those in need.
The food pantry aids families whose income does not stretch far enough to buy sufficient food each month.
Other programs include supplies for vegetable gardening in the spring, firewood in the winter, assistance with job searches, and crisis assistance with power and water bills.
Newton and Reedy said donations of money and volunteer time are always needed at Outreach, which is located in Columbus at 134 White Drive. Visit www.tboutreach.org for more information.
– article submitted

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