Kiwanis clubs around New England participated in the
Kiwanis International "One Day of Service."
Here is a sampling of the activities!
Kiwanis Club of Allston-Brighton, MA
Six members participated on a day of service on Friday, April 4th at the West End House Boys and Girls Club of Allston-Brighton. They helped clean, move furniture, paint and otherwise prepare the building for a large fundraising project the next day (April 5th--approximately 300 people attended that function, by the way, which was highly successful.) This is the first time our club has participated in the Day of Service Projects, and we are indebted to Lieutenant Governor, John Hoffman, for encouraging us to go forward with this.
Kiwanis Club of Scarborough, ME
Scarborough High School Key Club
South Portland High School Key Club
Held a day-long food drive to benefit the South Portland Food Pantry. Club members went door-to-door collecting food donations as well as children's books.
Kiwanis Club of Greater Waterville, ME
Messalonskee High Key Club
Waterville High Key Club
The Kiwanis of Club of Greater Waterville held there One Day of Service Project a little later than some (snow's been a little deeper in Maine!). Their Club Project was held Saturday, May 10th, and was entitled " A Children & Family Health & Safety Fair". 20 organizations took part in this fair at the Messalonskee Middle School in Oakland, ME. The project was conceived to deal with the issues around childhood obesity and safety issues affecting children and their families. Exhibitors ranged from Juvenile Diabetes to Video Taping/Fingerprinting Records. Hand Hygiene, Helmut Safety, Nutrition& Exercise, Car Seats, Access to Safe, Positive Activities, Anti-Smoking, Internet Safety, Sun Safety, Substance Abuse/Prescription Drugs, Healthy Food Samples and much more. Together with our two sponsored Key Clubs, we feel the event was a huge success with nearly 150 adults and children participating. Lots and lots of free samples, including nearly 75 bike helmets were distributed.
Kiwanis Club of Haverhill, MA
Whittier Regional Key Club
Six Kiwnians, and 8 Whittier Key Clubbers left Haverhill at 6:30 a.m. and arrived at Camp Sunshine at 8:10 to 3 feet of snow! They worked all day opening cabins, airing out, shoveling, cleaning, and setting up for the Camp's opening.
Kiwanis Club of East Boston, MA
Kiwanis Club of Revere, MA
East Boston High School Key Club
Revere High School Key Club
These Kiwanis Clubs and Key Clubs gathered for a clean-up of the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, an urban natural resource protected by the Department of Conservation and Recreation as well as the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh organization. Revere Kiwanis supplied coffee, donuts and muffins to get the morning started, and the East Boston Kiwanis ordered the pizza to celebrate a successful event.
Kiwanis Club of New Bedford, MA
The "One Day for Service" project was held on April 5th at the Salvation Army. Our duties were to straighten and restock the pantry shelves. Thank you to Captain Parkhurst, a member, who suggested this project to us. The club volunteers were Gail Calvao, Connie Correia, Norma Hall, Karin LaBonte, Jackie Mello, Captain Parkhurst and Daryl Sylvia. Thanks to all who participated!
Kiwanis Club of Hyannis, MA
Kiwanis Club of Dennis-Yarmouth, MA
Kiwanis Club of Sandwich, MA
Kiwanis Club of Lower-Cape, Mashpee, MA
The Kiwanis clubs of Cape Cod got together and bought boxes of different size diapers and gave them to A Baby Center which is a non-profit organization that gives needed families baby items at no cost. It was a collective Idea organized by Dennis-Yarmouth Club's Susan Smith. The Cape Cod Clubs met at A Baby Center at 1030 am on Saturday 04/05/2008 and together delivered the bundles of diapers for a combined One Day for Kiwanis event.
Kiwanis Club of Mt. Washington Valley, NH
Kennett High School Key Club, NH
The Mt. Washington Valley Kiwanis and Kennett High School Key Club helped clean up the worksite at Camp Sunshine in their new edition and washed windows inside and out throughout the main building. (Pictured above)
Kiwanis Club of New London, CT
The "One Day for Service" project at the Gemma Moran United Way Food Bank on April 5th was a big success. Between 8:00 AM and noon six club members and nine Key Clubbers representing three clubs sorted tons of food. Rich Cheatham did a great job facilitating the project. Many thanks also to Paul Jakoboski, Executive Director at the Food Bank, for opening and working with the club to make this project successful. Along with Rich Cheatham, club volunteers were Tom Moriarty, Marty Olsen, Dave Stender, Andrea Bell Kaiser and Andrew Ely and his twelve-year-old son, Aidan. Key Club volunteers from Fitch were Amanda Bright, Mike Muehe, Emily Story, Cassie Hill and Chelsea Charhbonier; East Lyme: Kevin Santa Maria and Tom Krasner and Lyme-Old Lyme: Mick Barclay and Austin Hack. Thanks to all who participated!
Kiwanis Club of Fairfield, CT
Thank you very much to those of you who spent your Saturday morning with us cleaning up Carter Henry Drive that "butts up" ( and did we see butts - cigarette butts all over!!) to the Train tracks.
There is POWER IN NUMBERS.....What we accomplished together will never be forgotten. We had people coming up to us thank us for all that we were doing.
A woman who is a Public Health consultant stopped her car, got out, and said,"This is great. I am planning to organize a town clean up, and this is just what I picture it to be." We should all be extremely proud of the time we dedicated to clean up the street and add to the CURBSIDE APPEAL of our town's train station.
Kiwanis Club of Berlin, NH
Kiwanis Club of Colebrook, NH
Kiwanis Club of St. Johnsbury, VT
The division (Division 8) did a child ID day in Groveton, N.H. which is about center of the three clubs and where the new Key Club is located. All three clubs had at least three members present and there were several Key Club members present.