Kiwanis International is a service organization with more than 600,000 members in 80 countries that helps children around the world. The local clubs take care of our communities, while the international organization takes on major challenges such as clean water, disease prevention and poverty.
“We are generous with our time. We are creative with our ideas. We are excited to make a difference. And we’re having fun! ”Says a Kiwanis representative.
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Why are you helping?
Serving children – around the world and here at home – is the mission of the Kiwanis Club of West Racine. We have just celebrated our 45th anniversary serving the Racine community.
How do you help?
The Kiwanis Club of West Racine takes great pride in what it can give back to this community. In fiscal 2020, they donated more than $ 26,000 to 35 local organizations and programs. The club awarded four scholarships to local high school graduates, donated more than 140 toys to the Racine Salvation Army Christmas Angel program, donated $ 2,500 to help the Salvation Army purchase gift cards for teenagers, and purchased iPads for those with autism Children.
You’ll also see members volunteering everywhere – from driving the relief carts at Ascension All Saints Hospital to ringing the Salvation Army’s kettle bells. The club also proudly sponsors the Washington Park High School Key Club and works with the Cops’ N Kids Reading Program.
Whether you’re helping in a classroom, driving a delivery truck, helping in a pantry, or putting up the beautiful Kiwanis Holiday of Lights displays at the Racine Zoo every year, there are tons of ways to use your time and talent. Guests are always welcome to attend meetings held on Wednesdays at 7:30 am at Living Faith Lutheran Church, 2915 Wright Ave. gmail.com. You can also follow the Kiwanis Club of West Racine on Facebook.
How donors can help the Kiwanis Club
Kiwanis is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Financial gifts are always welcome!
Checks should be posted to the Kiwanis Club of West Racine and sent to:
Kiwanis Club from West Racine
1141 N. Sunnyslope Drive, # 204
Ratschings, WI 53406-6340
Do you have an idea for a specific gift or initiative? Please contact the President, Jim Michel, at: [email protected]