12/01/2022
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The East Bladen and West Bladen Key Club members are working together to reach a goal of collecting 5,000 canned food items for local food pantries. The high school club members met with the Kiwanis Club of Elizabethtown Tuesday night to discuss the challenge.

The Kiwanis Club challenged both Key Clubs to encourage a canned food drive at their schools. The high school that collects the most cans will receive a trophy. If the schools work together and collect a combined total of 5,000 cans the Kiwanis Club will donate $100 to both East Bladen and West Bladen High School.

The deadline was changed from this Friday, November 17, to Monday, November 21, 2022. Anyone may drop off canned food donations for East or West Bladen High School at the office located at 1110 S. Poplar Street, or donations may be sent to the school of your choice by a high school student.

President of the Kiwanis Club, Dr. Lisa Bryan announced during the meeting the Kiwanis Club is collecting donations for the Boys & Girls Homes of North Carolina.

Supplies for the Boys & Girls Homes being collected are as follows.

Laundry Soaps (HE or regular machines)
Ethnic Shampoo/Conditioner (ex: Cantu)
Toothbrushes + Covers/ Holders
Clothes Baskets
Shower Caddies
OxiClean/Stain Removers
Batteries (AA, AAA)
Bath Towels & Washcloths
Kitchen Mops/Brooms/Dustpans (Industrial) (Straw, Plastic, Angled)
Dental Floss (no picks)
Deodorant (boys and girls)
Kleenex (box and pocket size)
Body Wash (ladies and men)
Body Lotions/Baby Oils
Hair Brushes, Wide Tooth Combs, Picks, Ethnic Boar Bristle Brushes
Shampoo + Conditioner + Styling Products (non-aerosol)
Mouthwash (alcohol-free)
Dish Towels
Shower Curtains + Rings
Bath Mats
Pillows (standard)
Mattress & Pillow Protectors (not plastic)
Twin Sheets + Comforters & Blankets
Birthday Party Supplies (decorations, tablecloths, candles, plates, napkins, etc.)
Snacks (popcorn, chips, cookie, cake mixes, etc.)
Movies (nothing rated R)
Journal Books/Stationary
Crossword Puzzles/Word Finders
Pens, Pencils, Colored Pencils
Reusable Water Bottles
Fun/Funky Socks
Black Socks (ankle/calf)
Board Games
Craft Supplies
School Supplies (middle and high school)

The Kiwanis Club will deliver the donations to the Boys & Girls Homes on December 3. Anyone wishing to donate is asked to see a Kiwanis Club member or send gifts to Boys & Girls Homes of North Carolina, P.O. Box 127, 400 Flemington Drive, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450.