MONTICELLO KIWANIS CLUB CONTINUES TO SUPPORT SWEET DREAMS PROJECT
MONTICELLO, May 2022 — The Monticello Kiwanis Club is continuing to work with the Sullivan County Health and Human Services Foster Care Unit in assisting children who are being removed from their homes and placed in foster care. Kiwanis President Marvin Rappaport and Board Member Sheila Lashinsky recently met with Family Services Foster Care Case Supervisor Diana Herrera and Senior Account Clerk Marlene Dauch. They presented them with a replenished supply of personal items, including blankets, pillows, towels, p.j’s. personal hygiene toiletries, games, books and stuffed animals. The goal of the Club’s Sweet Dreams Project is to raise the self-esteem and reduce the anxiety and trauma these children are going through as they transition to their new surroundings . The Foster Care Unit was very grateful for the generous donations and stated that the items will be used and enjoyed by incoming foster children and would be very much appreciated by the Foster Parents as well.
The Kiwanis Club would like to thank Mountain Grove Dental and the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce for their substantial donations of toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, hand sanitizers and masks.
Mr. Rappaport stated “The Sweet Dreams Project is very dear to our hearts as our mission is to improve the world one child and one community at a time.” He can be contacted at 845-701-1655 for more information regarding the Monticello Kiwanis Club.