Anoka Kiwanians Helen Edmundson (left) and Karen Hand (right) help to sort and distribute books during the Christmas Committee and Toys for Joy event at the Anoka Armory Dec. 19 and 20.Anoka Area Kiwanis partnered with Northtown Half Price Books to provide new and gently used books for thousands of children during this event. The group also received some book donations from individuals and schools.
Half Price Books started donating books last spring until end of November which amounted to about 30 boxes of books.
Anoka Area Kiwanis have been involved in some capacity with this Christmas event for many years. This year about 20 Kiwanians, family and friends donated approximately 150 hours to serve the almost 1,000 families that came to the Armory to pick up toys, food, mittens, hats and books for their family.
Kiwanis is an international organization dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. To learn more about Kiwanis, contact Bruce at 763-755-5550. Photo submitted