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We added it up, and Kiwanis made a BIG difference

Dec 30, 2016
It’s the gift-giving time of year. But at the Kiwanis Children’s Fund, it’s also a time to celebrate those whose gifts changed children’s lives throughout 2016.

Because those gifts add up to more than just dollars raised. They’re at work in more than 22 communities around the world—helping start or grow programs that serve children in need.

This year, more than 3,279 individual and clubs gave to the Children’s Fund. And they made it possible for us to provide Kiwanis-family grants that helped Kiwanians help kids. Thanks to donors:
  • The Kiwanis Club of Ukiah, California, will help feed more than 4,000 homeless children.
  • The Kiwanis Club of Faribault, Minnesota, provided nearly 1,100 backpacks full of school supplies.
  • Funding helped the Metairie Dawn Busters, Louisiana, club grow its Rewards for Reading program, which has put more than 1,000,000 books in kids’ hands since 2006.
  • The Kiwanis Club of Ticonderoga, New York, provided more than 27,500 weekend meals to nearly 150 children.
Of course, the season of generosity isn’t over just yet. So you still have a chance to change children’s lives with a gift. Help more clubs help more children. Join in the spirit of the season—and show your excitement for the year to come.