The Warm the Children campaign, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Hopkinsville, The Salvation Army and the Kentucky New Era, has officially gotten underway.
Speaking with the Kiwanis Club Thursday was organizer Willie Renshaw, who says the program has helped provide clothing to around 4,100 children since its inception in 1995.
He says they intend to help around 200 children this year, and this event could even be the only Christmas those kids have.
The families who receive the aid are selected by the Salvation Army and they are taken to partner JC Penny to buy winter clothing. Renshaw says this endeavor wouldn’t be possible without JC Penny, who has partnered with the club for all these years. Each child gets around $80 to spend, which only goes towards clothing needs in totality.