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Kiwanis Club hopes for final boost in donations


COMMERCE - The Commerce Lil’ Angels campaign continues through the rest of this week, with approximately 200 children still in need of items this holiday season.

Commerce Kiwanis Club Member Michael Glas recently stated that about 500 individuals had purchased clothing and toys for those in need. Items will be distributed early next week.

Under the direction of the Kiwanis Club, which is comprised of 16 members, the Lil’ Angels program received enough items last year to benefit 482 children within the Commerce ISD. All the donations, whether toys or monetary, go directly to the children, according to Glas. The club receives no money from national organizations such as the Salvation Army or United Way.

A tag describing the needs of each child could be found hanging on the Christmas tree at the Commerce Wal-Mart. With plans to remove the remaining tags this week, Glas says donations of any kind will still be accepted, with the main drop off area at the Commerce Police Department. There is no need to wrap the items.