ST. GEORGE — April is National Child Abuse Prevention month and as part of assisting local services, members of the St. George Exchange Club gathered recently to fill blue “exchange cares” bag with personal hygiene products donated by members and area businesses.
The bags were filled with toothpaste and brushes, shampoo, body lotion, soap, washcloths, hand towel and a bottle of water. Once the bags were filled club members delivered them to Youth Futures, Children’s Justice Center and the Dove Center programs for their use.
St. George Exchange Club is part of The National Exchange Club and is the only service organization exclusively serving communities in the United States. More than 630 local clubs throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico provide individuals with opportunities to use their time and talents to benefit their local communities and the country as a whole. Exchange’s core values are family, community and country.
Through the Programs of Service – Americanism, Community Service, and Youth Programs – members support activities that benefit youth, promote pride in our country and honor military and public service providers, to name a few. Exchange’s National Project is the prevention of child abuse.
Exchange was founded March 27, 1911, in Detroit, MI, by a group of business executives who wanted simply to exchange ideas. Those ideas grew and were shared, and have resulted in innumerable benefits to the nation.
Currently, Exchange has more than 18,000 members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The organization’s national headquarters, located in Toledo, Ohio, acts as a resource to local-level clubs and its members.