Kiwanis Donates to Upcoming Back to School Fairs

By: Portage Kiwanis Club Last Updated: August 5, 2016

Shannon-and-ChandraMembers of Portage Kiwanis Club welcomed guest speaker Chandra Ostrander, event coordinator, to their breakfast to share with club members information about the upcoming Back to School Fair on Sunday, August 14th at Real Life Community Church (3134 Swanson Road, Portage IN 46368) from 4-7p.

Fair activities include; games and fun for the kids, inflatable rides, haircuts, music, food and more! Canvas backpacks filled with school supplies will be distributed to school age kids as well as other personal essentials.

“The event is being sponsored by several local Portage churches and other not-for-profit agencies in an effort to provide basic essential items needed for our area’s school age children as they head back to school this fall”, states Ostrander. Portage Kiwanis Club is supporting the event with donations of canvas backpacks and undergarments for the kids.

The fair is free for all Portage area families in need. For complete fair information visit

Can’t attend on Sunday…New Hope Church of God in South Haven (712 N. 450 W. Valparaiso, IN 46385) will be hosting a similar event on Saturday, August 13th from 2-4p.

Kiwanis is a global volunteer organization dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. To find out more about Kiwanis visit To contact the Portage Kiwanis Club call 219-781-3295.