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Duluth students help at Wellspring Living Store

Special Photo Members of the Kiwanis Builders Club of Duluth Middle School lend a hand at Wellspring Living Store. Standing is Abigail Nguyen; Mimi Madhaven is seated to her left; and Emily Heck is seated on the other side of the table.

Special Photo Members of the Kiwanis Builders Club of Duluth Middle School lend a hand at Wellspring Living Store. Standing is Abigail Nguyen; Mimi Madhaven is seated to her left; and Emily Heck is seated on the other side of the table.

DULUTH -- Members of the Kiwanis Builders Club may be young, but what they lack in age they make up for in volunteer spirit.

The group of eighth-graders recently volunteered at the Wellspring Living Store in Duluth -- an upscale resale boutique that specializes in new and gently used furniture, clothing and housewares.

All proceeds benefit Wellspring for Women and Girls, a safe place where motivated women can begin to rebuild their lives.

According to a news release, the Kiwanis Club of Duluth Middle School is organized "for the purpose of giving service to school and community."

"The eighth-grade members enjoy volunteering at the store to help make magnets, bookmarks, sort beads, cut labels, do decoupage, or whatever director Mel Sheldon has planned for the Saturday morning."

Virginia Klaer, a member of the Duluth Kiwanis Club, said members of the Kiwanis Builders Club often participate in projects that benefit the community.

Recently, they gathered food and snacks and toiletries and boxed them up, shipping the items to Afghanistan for U.S. soldiers.

For more information, visit www.duluthkiwanis.org.