SOMERVILLE: On Thursday, December 8th, the Kiwanis Club of Somerville, along with our friends from the Somerville Lions Club and Somerville Rotary Club hosted our annual Toys For Tots luncheon at the Mount Vernon Restaurant. Gunnery Sergeant Curtis Dunham and Private Matthew Rankey of the United States Marine Corps, joined us as we collected toys donated by members of the three clubs for the Toys For Tots campaign.
Twenty Somerville Kiwanis members as well as eighteen members and guests from Lions and Rotary Clubs attended today’s event.
Following a wonderful buffet lunch, there was a special surprise, Distinguished Past President James Lynch presented the Marines with a check for $2000, a donation made by the Middlesex Federal Savings Bank, who have been long time supporters of the Somerville Kiwanis Club and Toys For Tots program. Special thanks to Past President Michael McWilliams and Member Adam Portney from Middlesex Federal for helping to make this donation possible. Kiwanis President Haley Adams thanked the members of all the clubs for their support of the children being served by the Marine Corps program. After the meeting, the members loaded the toys in the Marine Corps van.
Next week, the Somerville Kiwanis Club will be donating wrapped toys to 187 children in Somerville and Cambridge who are part of the Head Strt program and identified as most in need of help at Christmas. More about that event will be posted soon.
To learn more about the Kiwanis Club of Somerville, or to become a member, visit our web site, http://www.somervillekiwanis.org. You can also follow us on Facebook, Kiwanis Club of Somerville.
Pictured below, Kiwanis President Haley Adams, Private Matthew Rankey Gunnery Sergeant Curtis Dunham, and Distinguished Past President James A. Lynch, present the check from Middlesex Federal Savings Bank to the Marine Corps Toys For Tots program.