Margaret Chapman and Kelsey Clark (pictured) of the Springville Kiwanis presented an assortment of Halloween decorations for Bertrand Chaffee Hospital’s acute care and emergency depa rtment patients on October 23. These crafts were assembled by the Kiwanis Aktion Club, a service leadership program for adults with disabilities.
Internationally, there are more than 12,000 members. Each club is led by members and has programs and resources designed to help adults with disabilities get the most out of the experience.
There are adult volunteers and staff who support each club’s success at the local, regional and international levels. Chapman and Clark are volunteers with the local Aktion chapter, which draws from Eden, Gowanda, North Collins, Springville, Arcade, Cattaraugus, East Concord, Holland and Glenwood. Their group of 51 members put together these crafts as a service project to brighten the spirits of hospital patients during the Halloween season. For more information about the Kiwanis or its Aktion Club, please contact Margaret Chapman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (716-697-4631).