Niles Service League looking for new members

The Niles Service League, which provides thousands of dollars worth of support to local schools each year, is looking for new members to join the non-profit organization.

“We are looking for people that have a heart for kids,” said Becky Brown, service league president. “We raise anywhere from $20,000 to $50,000 and it goes right into the schools and our community.”

Founded in the 1930s, the Niles Service League is a group of women who are interested in the welfare of children in the greater Niles community.

All proceeds go to students in the Buchanan, Brandywine and Niles Community Schools districts.

The organization provides boots and clothing for children who need it, hands out scholarships and camperships, sponsors families for Christmas and runs events during the Four Flags Area Apple Festival and Hunter Ice Festival.

Its largest fundraiser of the year, the Color Fun Run, is scheduled for April 16. Registration is taking place now.

Brown said they currently have 14 members, down from the typical 20 to 30 members it had in the past.

The group meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Niles District Library.

Members are expected to attend meetings and participate at Niles Service League events. The service league only operates during the school year.

For more information, or to join, contact Brown by phone at (269) 684-6418.

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