Kiwanis Club of Raleigh

 

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FUNDRAISING
  Kiwanis Golf Classic
  Pancake Breakfast
  Donations

SPONSORED YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS
  Circle K International
  Key Club International

SERVICE PROJECTS
  Aktion Club of Greater Raleigh
  Boys & Girls Clubs
  Dictionary Project
  Foster Children's Christmas Gifts
  Shepherd's Table Soup Kitchen
  The Eliminate Project
  The Salvation Army
  Urban Ministries of Wake County
  Wake County Public Libraries
  Past Projects

FOUNDATION GRANTS, 2013
  Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle
  Boys & Girls Clubs
  Community Music School
  Fellowship Home of Raleigh
  Friends of Wake County Guardian ad Litem
  Learning Together
  Literacy Council of Wake County
  Loaves and Fishes Ministry
  North Carolina Theatre
  Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church - Note in the Pocket
  Raleigh Little Theatre
  SAFEchild
  Shepherd's Table Soup Kitchen
  StepUP Ministry
  St. Mark's UMC - Sophie's Bread Box
  Tammy Lynn Center
  The Child's Advocate
  Triangle Community Foundation - Send a Kid to Camp
  Triangle Family Services
  Triangle Radio Reading Service
  Urban Ministries of Wake County
  YMCA of the Triangle


The Kiwanis Golf Classic has been an annual fundraising event since 1991. Proceeds benefit the local organizations supported by the Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation. We appreciate the players, hole sponsors, donors, and volunteers who help make the event a continuing success.

       May 8, 2014 - Flyer


Thanks to the following sponsors of the 2014 Kiwanis Golf Classic:

     Title
       WakeMed Children's

     Gold
       Perkins, Lund, Collar & Associates, PLLC
       The Silk Nail & Hair Spa
       Walker Auto Parts

     Silver
       Christopher Lewis White, P.A.
       East Carolina Metal Treating, Inc.
       Extra Attic Self-Storage
       North Carolina Electric Membership Corp.
       Ragsdale Liggett PLLC
       Triangle Securities, LLC


Our annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser is held at Highland United Methodist Church, since 2010. Tickets are $5 each and include all the pancakes and sausage you can eat plus your choice of juice, coffee, or milk. Proceeds are used to support our club service projects and the Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation. Please help us in continuing to make the event a big success!

      October 25, 2014 - Flyer
      October 25, 2014 - Sponsor Form

Thanks to the following sponsors of the 2014 Pancake Breakfast:

     Gold
       AlphaGraphics
       First Tennessee Bank
       Robert L. Gomez, CPA, P.C.
       Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc.

     Silver
       BB&T
       Fina Curtis, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
       FastMed Urgent Care
       Fidelity Bank
       John Alexander for NC Senate
       Pendleton for NC House
       Ragsdale Liggett PLLC
       The Silk Nail & Hair Spa
       Tom Bradshaw for NC Senate
       Trimaco, LLC
       Williams Overman Pierce, LLP

     Bronze
       Ascension Benefits & Insurance Solutions of North Carolina
       Christopher Lewis White, PA
       Eric Atkinson Photography
       Extra Attic Self-Storage
       Friends of the Lottery
       Garland C. Norris Co.
       Golden Corral
       Han-Dee Hugo's/Sampson-Bladen Oil Company
       Hatch, Little & Bunn, L.L.P.
       Jones Insurance Agency, Inc.
       KC Ramsay Consulting
       McMillan Pate & Company LLP
       Medical Insurance Services
       Mike Davis Public Relations, Inc.
       Patrick M. Roberson, DDS, PA
       Perkins, Lund, Collar & Associates, PLLC
       Phil Kirk
       PT CPAs PLLC
       RE/MAX CLM Group Realtors
       Speedpro Imaging
       Tetley Harris Food Group
       Thomas, Knight, Trent, King and Company
       Tom Ward/in memory of charter member J. Everett Kennedy
       TrustAtlantic Bank
       Walker Auto Parts
       Young Moore and Henderson, P.A.


Circle K International is a Kiwanis organization devoted to involving college and university students in campus and community service while developing quality leaders and citizens. Emphasis is placed on service, leadership, career development, and fellowship. Circle K members are inspired to better the world through numerous projects on campus, in the community, and on a global scale. We sponsor the NCSU Circle K Club, which was chartered in 1961.


Key Club International is a Kiwanis organization for high school students that conducts an active program of service in the school and community. Its objectives include the development of initiative, leadership, and good citizenship. It is the largest high school service organization in the world. Our club sponsors Key Clubs at Athens Drive High School and Broughton High School.


 

Aktion Club is an organization for adults living with disabilities who desire to become leaders in the community and provide service to others. We sponsor the Aktion Club of Greater Raleigh with support from The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of Wake County, and in affiliation with Wake Enterprises.


Members of our club host an annual Christmas party for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County. Since 1967, the organization has been at the forefront of youth development, serving thousands of Wake County young people from age 6 to 18 with a safe after school environment. The Boys & Girls Clubs provides a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, and life enhancing programs and character developing experiences that give young people opportunities to be successful in life and become productive members of society.


Our club participates in an annual division wide project to buy and distribute dictionaries to third grade students in the local cummunity. Students are given the dictionaries to keep and use as their own personal reference books. Dictionaries are essential tools for a quality education, and students cannot do their best work without them. A dictionary in the home serves as a resource for the whole family. It improves everyone's vocabulary and encourages children to learn more words.


In partnership with Wake County Human Services, our members provide funding for Foster Children's Christmas Gifts each year.


Since 1986, our club members have volunteered to help serve at the Shepherd's Table Soup Kitchen, located at the Church of The Good Shepherd, 125 Hillsborough Street in downtown Raleigh. The Shepherd's Table has been in operation since 1980 and serves a hot lunch to about 300 people Monday through Friday.





100K Club

The second Kiwanis International Worldwide Service Project was announced in June, 2010. Kiwanis and UNICEF have joined forces for The Eliminate Project to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). 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 die after suffering repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch.

To eliminate MNT worldwide, more than 100 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff, and more. It will take $110 million and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family.

In March, 2012, our club members voted to participate in The Eliminate Project as a 100K Club with a fundraising goal of $100,000. We reached the goal in September, 2014, and the project is continuing. If you would like to support the fight against MNT, please print the donation form to mail with your tax deductible contribution. A gift of $1,250 will make you eligible for a Walter Zeller Fellowship Award.


FUNDRAISING PROGRESS

$100,000
goal

$110,016
raised


DONORS

John A. Aldridge
John M. Alexander Jr.
Courtney T. Allen
Stacy B. Askew

Linda R. Attarian

H. Clifford Baggett
Helen M. Ballentine
Henry V. Barnette Jr.
Robert L. Battle
John E. Beaman
Brian T. Bennett
April Y. Blackwell
Charles F. Blanchard
Frances D. Bobbie
Thomas W. Bradshaw Jr.
John C. Brantley III
Robert N. Brooks
J. Melville Broughton III
Micou M. Browne
Kara M. Brunk
Samuel D. Bundy Jr.
Walter B. Burwell Jr.
Samuel B. Carothers
John H. Collar III
James H. Colson
Drew W. Cook
Robert A. Cooper
Francis W. Crawley
Maria J. Curtis
Janel L. Davis
L. Michael Dodd
Sidney S. Eagles Jr.
Knicole C. Emanuel
Simon T. Everett
F. Hampton Fields
John N. Fountain
I. Allan From
Robert R. Gardner
Alice D. Garland
Harold R. Garner
William A. Garrett Jr.
John S. Gastineau
Stephen T. Gheen
Robert L. Gomez
Robert S. Goodale

          

Martin K. Green Jr.
James C. Greene
Robert P. Gruber
Stephen M. Guy
Harold G. Hall
Lawrence A. Hamilton
J. Fallon Hanley
Marythrease M. Harrell
T. Randall Hartley Jr.
Benjamin J. Hedgepeth
Thomas G. Hogg
Roy L. Holley
Douglas C. Hopkins
John C. House
Jeffrey's Grove Elem. Sch. PTA
M. Keith Kapp
Randall E. Keen
Curtis M. Kirby Jr.
Phillip J. Kirk Jr.
Kiwanis Club of Raleigh
Daniela Lammers
H. Martin Lancaster
Andrew N. Leager
Travis H. Leager
Carol LeClair
James C. Little III
John N. McClain Jr.
R. Tony McCollum
Clyde H. McDowell
Floyd D. Merritt
Hal M. Miller
Jonathan G. Mills
Burley B. Mitchell Jr.
Michael B. Moore
Danita J. Morgan
Timothy James Morgan
Louis J. Murray
Thomas K. Norris
John M. Nunnally
Clifton Wilson Oldham
Donald R. Osborne
Winston L. Page Jr.
Harold G. Panel
William G. Pappas
J. Lee Parker

          

Kip E. Patterson
Gary H. Pendleton
Gray E. Pendleton
J. Stuart Phoenix
A. Kent Pittman
LeJon Poole
Garland Radford Jr.
Jack R. Radford
Ann Clark Ramsay
George B. F. Ramsay
Jonn E. Ramsay, Jr.
Kerr Craige Ramsay
Arthur G. Raymond Jr.
Hurley P. Raynor
Paul D. Reynolds III
Martha T. Rippard
Patrick M. Roberson
David F. Roesler
Gerald A. Rudisill Jr.
Robert J. Ruiz
Tarver E. Sammons Sr.
Charles B. Sawyer
Sally H. Scherer
Robert B. Schwentker
June M. Small
Roscoe L. Strickland III
M. Gray Styers Jr.
H. Clay Taylor III
Kevin B. Theobald
E. Marvin Thompson Jr.
Michael D. Thornton
Rebecca G. Thornton
Larry F. Tilley
Joseph V. Turchetti
Steven van Westendorp
Gwendolyn L. Vass
Martin L. Vernon
Harry G. Walker III
Donald M. Watson
Charles W. Welby
Charles B. Wheless
Christopher L. White
Fletcher M. Winstead Jr.
David C. Worth Jr.
Patrick H. Yanke


We donate leftover food from our weekly meetings to The Salvation Army of Wake County. One of the largest charitable and social service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army has been serving the people of Wake County since 1887. The organization provides food for the hungry, companionship to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, opportunities for under-privileged children, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, and many more services to assist those in need.


We sponsor an annual food drive for the food pantry at Urban Ministries of Wake County. Urban Ministries is a nonprofit human service organization that alleviates the effects of poverty in Wake County by meeting people’s basic needs for food, shelter, and healthcare, providing services that promote self-sufficiency, and building awareness of the issues of poverty within the larger community.


We donate a children's book each week, in honor or our speaker, to the Wake County Public Libraries.


Past Projects

In 1994, Kiwanis International announced its first Worldwide Service Project, in partnership with UNICEF, with a goal of eliminating iodine deficiencey diseases (IDD) throughout the world. Nearly $100 million was raised, and IDD projects were funded in 95 nations. The project has been heralded as one of the most successful health initiatives in the world. Our club reached our goal of $75,000 in 1999 and eventually raised $101,000.

In 1996-1997, our club sponsored the financing and construction of a Habitat for Humanity house on Spaulding Street in Raleigh. The total cost of $46,800 was paid for with $30,000 in contributions from 115 of our members, $2,000 from an Athens Drive High School Key Club fundraiser, and $14,800 from the Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation. 60 of our members worked on the house along with students from our sponsored Key Clubs and other groups.

In 2004-2005, we raised $51,540 to help build a Kiwanis Cabin and provide camperships at Victory Junction. Located in Randleman, North Carolina, the summer camp enriches the lives of children aged 6 to 16 who have chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing life changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a medically sound environment. The program offers a week of exhilarating, challenging and nurturing fun under comprehensive, but unobtrusive, 24 hour medical supervision.