Kiwanis project continues mission of helping kids

Westlake Kiwanian Lynda Appel and her daughter, Michelle, adapt toys for children with special needs.

The Westlake Kiwanis held a RePlay for Kids project on Tuesday, June 13, at Westlake Porter Public Library. Ten members and five guests volunteered their time to work on the toys.

They adapted the toys so they can be used by children with disabilities. It involves taking apart the toys and installing switches which can be used to make the toys operate in various ways, such as blowing into a tube or touching with the side of a head. They managed to complete 30 toys, which is the most they have ever done. Natalie Wardega, director of operations for RePlay for Kids, and her assistant, Ethan Dale, coordinated the workshop.

If you're interested in helping with a project like this, why not join the Westlake Kiwanis, a hands-on community organization dedicated to helping children. Contact George Christ at 440-871-3980 or

Victor Rutkoski

I am a member of the Westlake Kiwanis and and advisor for the Westlake Kiwanis Aktion Club.

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Volume 9, Issue 12, Posted 9:20 AM, 06.20.2017