The Pandemics Impact On Community Organizations

We are officially 6 months into the “full throws” of this global pandemic. The schools in our town closed down 6 months ago and have yet to open back up. Kids are now glued to the computer screen for learning, for entertainment, for connection.

As a community organization dedicated to improving the lives of these children, it’s been a very difficult 6 months for us as well. We have sat back feeling helpless at times. Our ability to raise funds has ground to a halt and we are left in the position to protect our financial resources for survival instead of flood the community with cash to prop up it’s most important institutions to the health and well-being of our children.

But there’s one thing that we haven’t lost. Hope. We have seen in this pandemic the eagerness of people to be a positive part of the community. They have given of themselves and their resources to fill the void left by organizations such as ours.

It is in this spirit the I encourage you and implore you to find an organization in your community and join, engage, serve. For generations, the Kiwanis Club of Winchendon has served as a beacon of hope and opportunity, alongside the Lions Club of Winchendon, Artisan Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, and a number of other civic organizations in the area.

Gandhi said “Be the change you wish to see in the world”. I ask you now, be that change and volunteer.

Kiwanis Club of Winchendon

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