WILLIAMSON – The Kiwanis Club of Williamson presented Jacob’s Web Mission with a $500 donation to help fund the mission’s annual Children’s Christmas program Tuesday, Dec. 15.
Judy Hamrick, President of the local Kiwanis club presented the check to Janette O’Brien, Director at Jacob’s Well Mission. “Every year we give up one of our dinners to donate to an organization,” Hamrick explained. “County Commissioner John Mark Hubbard mentioned the Children’s Christmas Program at Jacob’s Well. The organization voted and we decided to donate to the mission this year. Our organization likes to focus on doing things for children,” Hamrick continued.
The Christmas program at Jacob’s Well Mission assists about 50 children throughout Mingo County every year.
O’Brien explained the program saying, “We take applications, we get each child’s size and we let them pick out three toys that they would want. We get them an outfit and a toy plus a shoe box full of goodies.”
Jacob’s Well is a non- profit organization located in downtown Williamson that feeds the needy seven days a week. The organization also hosts a variety of programs to benefit the less fortunate during the holidays.
Jacob’s Well Mission can be contacted at 304-236-5955.
According to kiwanis.org, “Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis International club, no matter where in the world it is located. Kiwanis members stage nearly 150,00 service projects, devote more than six million hours of service and raise nearly $100,000,000 every year for communities, families and projects. Key Club members pitch in 12 million hours of service each year, and CKI members another 500,000 hours of service. Aktion Club members donate another 92,000 hours of service every year. Add it all up, and that’s more than 18 million hours of service every year.”
(Courtney Pigman is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected], or at 304-235-4242 ext. 2279.)