Local Service Projects:
Sponsor a Family for the Holidays
The Garden City Kiwanis Foundation is helping families in need with our Annual Star Program of sponsoring a family for the upcoming holidays.
To sponsor a family we are looking for people to donate a holiday meal, plus a clothing item AND a toy for each child in the receiving family. Friends, offices and neighbors may choose to sponsor a family as a joint effort to help defray the costs. Whichever goodwill gesture you choose …is very much appreciated!
We can assist you with a list of suggestions for the meal, and also the names, ages and sizes of the children in the family. A committee member will contact you to answer any questions you might have.
Food and gifts are to be dropped off at 130 Fourth Street, Garden City on Saturday, December 18th between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.
If you would like to sign up, please click here!
For further information, please contact the Garden City Kiwanis Foundation at 516-319-2459 or at KiwanisGC@aol.com
All checks are payable to the Garden City Kiwanis Foundation and can be sent to:
Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP
c/o John Collins
400 Garden City Plaza, Ste. 500
Garden City, NY 11530
International Service Projects:
With The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. The effects of the disease are excruciating — tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch.
Kiwanis members serve their communities all year long. But the excitement for service really builds in early April each year when Kiwanis members come together for Kiwanis One Day—a day of community service that is felt around the world.
Every child should experience the joy of reading. Kiwanis’ Read Around the World program focuses on sharing the joy of books with young children—from reading with them to providing books they can have of their very own.
Young Children Priority One (YCPO) is an ongoing community service program of Kiwanis International that addresses the needs of children 0-5. All clubs are encouraged to carry out at least two YCPO projects per calendar year, though many clubs are able to do more—serving children, families, and communities.
Key Leader is a program for today’s emerging leaders. This life-changing event focuses on service leadership as the first, most meaningful leadership development experience. A Key Leader will learn the most important lesson of leadership— leadership comes from helping others succeed.
Terrific Kids is a student recognition program that promotes character development, self-esteem and perseverance. Students work with their teacher to establish goals to improve behavior, peer relationships, attendance or schoolwork and to reach their goal during a specific time period.
Bring Up Grades recognizes students who raise their grades to an acceptable range and maintain or continue to raise them from one grading period to the next.