We're putting together Freshman Survival Kits for some 180 incoming Freshmen at Sweetwater High School in an effort to make transition to high school smoother. Each kit has pencil, pen, tissue, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, spiral notebook, screen wipes, mints, folders, and note of encouragement.
One of our main projects is to prepare food backpacks for students in lower grades that provide nutritious, non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food to ensure they get enough food on weekends and holidays to avoid hunger when they can’t depend on school meals.
Kiwanis provides backpacks with school supplies for kids every year to help prepare them for the school year.
This was a first-time project that turned into a great success. Our Kiwanis Club members provided Christmas joy to a group of underprivileged children within the community. Kiwanis members choose individuals to bless with gifts from their wish list. Santa came along with Santa’s Elves to present these gifts at a celebration that included refreshments, singing, and pictures that were given to the families. One of the things that made this program such a success was the inclusion of the families of the children.
Every year, Kiwanis club members around the world gather on the fourth Saturday in October for Kiwanis One Day. It’s a day set aside for clubs to work together to better their communities — and to invite friends and family to join them. This year Sweetwater Kiwanis joined efforts with students and staff of Sweetwater Jr. High School to complete projects around the school that included: painting, replacing ceiling tiles, campus clean-up, waterproofing picnic tables, establishment of a school clinic.
Sweetwater Kiwanis Club started the Kiwanis Closet to assist school teachers in Sweetwater City Schools with getting additional supplies they need without having to spend money out of their own pockets.
All proceeds go to our Sweetwater Kiwanis Club