KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The fog prevented Santa Claus from visiting Klamath Falls Wednesday, but he sent some elves in the form of Linkville Kiwanis members to deliver presents to 25 local students with special needs.

The students from Conger and Stearns elementary schools were delighted to receive dolls, stuffed animals, Legos and trains, among other desired gifts. Their teachers helped Santa’s helpers know what gifts would be most appreciated.

Linkville Kiwanis members have served children with disabilities since the 1970s. The project is a member favorite, along with sponsorship of the KEY (Kiwanis Educating Youth) Club at Crosspoint Christian School.

Kiwanis helps children around the world. Local clubs look out for their communities and the international organization takes on large-scale challenges, such as fighting disease and poverty. Kiwanians are generous with their time; creative with their ideas; and passionate about making a difference. All while having fun along the way.

For more than a century, Kiwanis has created opportunities for children to be curious, safe and healthy regardless of the community in which they live. Kiwanians know when you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things can happen.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.

Linkville Kiwanis meets at noon on Wednesdays at King Wah.

Ta’Miya Williams was one of the students at Stearns Elementary School who received a special gift from Santa, via the Linkville Kiwanis Club, on Wednesday.