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King's Daughters donation drive planned


The Wide Awake Circle of the King’s Daughter’s in Sidney, which was founded in 1891, is gearing up for its annual donation drive.

The charity, which is more than a century old provides various types of assistance for those in the Sidney area. The King’s Daughters might contribute to rent, utilities or medical bills. Members of the King’s Daughters makes up baskets for new mothers who might not have everything they need for a new baby. These baskets contain sleepers, onesies, diapers, a blanket and sometimes socks and shoes. The group always leaves two baskets at the hospital.

This week the charity will send out its annual donation letter asking various individuals in the community to contribute to its efforts.

Christmas is the Wide Awake Circle’s busiest time of year. The group gives out treat sacks at Western Heritage senior apartments, delivers poinsettias to people who’ve lost a loved one during the year and prepares cookie trays for anyone in need of a little cheer.

The group’s biggest project of the year is providing Christmas food baskets to area families. The Wide Awake Circle has been doing this for more than 100 years.

The King’s Daughters receives a lot of assistance with the huge undertaking from those in the community, including the area grocery stores, and those with the city of Sidney street department. The group gives out around 130 baskets at the Legion Park shelter house alone, in addition to many more that they deliver.

Membership in the King’s Daughters is by invitation only, and those in the group say that members generally ask friends to become involved.


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