Wilton Kiwanis Launches 21st Annual Citrus Sale For Charity

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Oranges, grapefruits and tangerines are now on sale through the annual Wilton Kiwanis Club Citrus sale.
Oranges, grapefruits and tangerines are now on sale through the annual Wilton Kiwanis Club Citrus sale. Photo Credit: Contributed

WILTON, Conn. -- The Wilton Kiwanis Club is holding its 21st annual citrus sale to raise money for local charities with pink grapefruits, Valencia oranges and honey tangerines now on sale, according to a release.

Customers can choose from eight varieties of packaging combinations ranging in price from $25 to $45.

“Everyone who participates in the 21st Annual Wilton Kiwanis Charity Citrus sale is a winner,” club President Nancy Pantoliano said in a statement. “We are all winners because this sale offers Wilton area residents the opportunity to enjoy the best tasting and freshest Florida fruit; multiple partners secure funds to help support their own charitable efforts; and 100% of the net proceeds are distributed by Kiwanis to dozens of local not-for-profit causes.”

Further, donations from generous supporters enable Kiwanis to contribute a supply of the fresh fruit to local food pantries and shelters.

The net proceeds are distributed to local area charitable causes at the direction of the Kiwanis board of directors. Over the years, financial support has been provided to such non-profit organizations as Visiting Nurse and Hospice, The Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Child Guidance Center, Wilton Youth Council, Norwalk Emergency Shelter, Trackside Teen Center, Bridgeport Rescue Mission and many more. Additional contributions support important civic and community needs, maintaining the Kiwanis Club.

This year, for example, the Youth Groups from three Wilton churches will be selling the fruit in order to provide hands-on relief assistance to needy people in Washington, D.C., Grace Community Church is raising funds for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission, and the Wilton High School Wrestling Boosters are selling fruit to offset purchases of needed equipment for the program.

Orders for the fruit can be made at the Wilton Kiwanis website or by sending a downloadable order form with cc info or check to Wilton Kiwanis Foundation, P.O. Box 204, Wilton 06897. Order forms are also available at Bankwell, Peoples United Banks, the Wilton Library, Stop and Shop, the Wilton Family Y.

Pick up orders at the ECS Transportation location, 390 Danbury Road, directly across from the high school on Friday, March 14, noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 15t, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 16th noon to 5 p.m.

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