(3-6-23) “VentureLinx is a non-profit that partners with people with disabilities to prepare for and seek employment.” Their mission is “to support and empower individuals to live fulfilling and rewarding lives through full participation in their community.” Vocational Services Manager Jessica Dillhoff told the Celina Kiwanis about the services provided by this organization. VentureLinx addresses topics such as social etiquette, computer skills, resume writing, and career planning. The non-profit’s work with persons with disabilities has resulted in successful employment placements approximately 10 percent higher than the statewide total. In addition to job preparation and placement, VentureLinx clients offer cardboard recycling and paper document destruction. Contact them at www.venturelinx.org for more information.

The Celina Kiwanis wrapped up their scholarship donation drive. Applications for their scholarships will be available at Celina High School. The club is preparing for their third annual chicken dinner sale.

Rita Schmit, Linda Goodwin and Dale Hart attended the Division 2 meeting in Ada. Goodwin reviewed division information at the club’s board meeting. Since December the club has donated nearly $2,000 to local charities ranging from Mercer County Hopefest to Hand-Up Village. Visit k16309.site.kiwanis.org for more information about the club.