Illmo United Methodist Church of Scott City has carried on the giving and caring work begun by lifetime member Kim Eifert by starting Kim’s Kids in 2015.
Kim Eifert was a devoted para-educator at Scott City Public Schools. He loved the students and their families, and gave of himself to see to their needs met. Kim shared these needs with the church which took this on as their mission. Kim passed away on August 6, 2013, from cancer at age 59. Thus the legacy of “Kim’s Kids” began.
In the past two years the church and school has raised $8,700 to benefit the youth in the Scott City Schools. To date, over 40 coats, gloves and hats have been given to those in need. Forty polo shirts for students were given in compliance with the school dress code. Thirteen $100 gift cards to Bob’s Foodliner provided a holiday meal to needy families. A dad raising three children on his own was given a gift certificate to Toys-R-Us to help with the holiday. Bicycles were also given to students.
“This loving ministry will continue in the memory of our friend, Kim Eifert,” said Rev. Jim Woeltje. “The members of the church, school and community have come together to make Kim’s memory a lasting and relevant one.”