Queen Creek Kiwanis fundraiser has ‘magical’ outcome for Aktion members

Members of two Queen Creek organizations teamed to make life a little brighter for people in need of services from Ronald McDonald Charities. The Aktion Club and its sponsor, Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek, collected about 10 pounds of aluminum can pull tabs to donate to the charitable arm of McDonald’s, the fast-food giant. To say thank you, the company’s spokesperson, Ronald McDonald treated Aktion Club members to a 20-minute magic show April 8.

Ronald McDonald then stayed for more than two hours socializing and taking photos with club members, according to an e-mail from Kiwanian Jim Skiotes.

The Kiwanis Club sponsors the Aktion Club at Odyssey Services, 22713 S. Ellsworth Road in Queen Creek, an organization for adults with disabilities, Mr. Skiotes said.

“Our Kiwanis organization has over 11,000 Aktion Club members world wide, and the Aktion Club motto is ‘Where development has no disabilities,’” Mr. Skiotes said in his e-mail. “The Aktion Club mission is ‘to provide adults living with disabilities an opportunity to develop initiative, leadership skills and to serve their communities.’ Our particular sponsored club has been sewing colorful pillow cases to be used by foster children to put in their ‘stuff’ when they move from one foster home to another instead of using ‘garbage bags.’ Recently, our Aktion Club hand made all the tree decorations displayed at the Queen Creek Holiday and Festival Parade held this past December.”

The Queen Creek Aktion Club has more than 25 adult members, 25 of whom were able to attend the celebration on April 8.

For more information about the Aktion Club, call Mr. Skiotes at 480-313-3329.

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