CLUB FUNDRAISING PROJECTS
Our Pancake Breakfast fundraiser, held annually since 2010, supports children in the community through club service projects and the Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation. Tickets are $6 each and include all the pancakes and sausage you can eat plus your choice of juice, coffee, milk, or water. Please help us in continuing to make the event a big success!
Date: October 22, 2022
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Place: Highland United Methodist Church, 1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh
Thanks to the following sponsors of the 2022 Pancake Breakfast:
Drew and Allison Cook
Grimes Insurance Group
Patrick Buffkin, Raleigh City Council District A
Robert L. Gomez CPA, PC
Walker Auto & Truck
Young Moore and Henderson, PA
Alton Smith Jr.
Andrew Perry, DDS
Christopher Lewis White, PA
Custom Brick & Supply Company
Eric Atkinson Photography
Extra Attic Self Storage
Heyward Wall Law, PA
Lean Team Management Consultants
Mike Davis Public Relations
MPC Certified Public Accountants
FOUNDATION FUNDRAISING PROJECTS
Raleigh Kiwanis Golf Classic
The Raleigh 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.
Date: May 4, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Place: The Neuse Golf Club
Information and Registration: download flyer
Thanks to the following sponsors of the 2023 Raleigh Kiwanis Golf Classic:
GOVERNOR CHRISTOPHER L WHITE CHANGE THE FUTURE
Since 2013, we have had a money jar on the sign in table at our weekly meetings, giving our members and guests an opportunity to donate their spare change, a dollar, or more for the benefit of the Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation. We also ask our members to consider donating a birthday check in a dollar amount equal to their age.
CHANGE THE FUTURE is our club's only direct fundraiser with the purpose of growing the endowment of the Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation, and donations are tax deductible. Please make your check payable to Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation with CHANGE THE FUTURE on the memo line.
CLUB SERVICE PROJECTS
Miracle League of the Triangle
In 2004, after watching a television program about the national Miracle League, local businessmen Robin Rose and Tony Withers were inspired to establish the Miracle League of the Triangle. The goal was simple–provide children with special needs the opportunity to play America’s favorite pastime. Their hope was to have 40 children and at least 100 volunteers for Opening Day.
On September 16, 2006, The Miracle League of the Triangle opened its first season at Andy’s Foundation Ball Field with more than 100 players and 200 volunteers from throughout the Triangle.
Less than eight years later, a second field was built in north Raleigh. Between the 2 locations we serve nearly 500 players with special needs each season on 30 teams. In the spring of 2015 we expanded our program by offering an Adult League age-group and a competitive camp. Approximately 4000 volunteer opportunities exist each year.
2020 Centennial Parks Project
To celebrate our club's 100th anniversary, we contributed $418,800 to the City of Raleigh for major improvements at Kiwanis Park and Laurel Hills Park. Thank you to all the donors! Click here to see the Kiwanis Park improvements. Click here to view a video from our Volunteer Day at Laurel Hills Park. Kiwanis Park Plaque
Boys & Girls Clubs
Members of our club host an annual Christmas party for the Boys & Girls Clubs. Since 1966, 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 provide 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.
In partnership with The Diaper Train at Saint Saviour's Center, since 2014 we have held an annual Diaper Drive to collect diapers, baby wipes, and children’s books. Our donations help provide some of the basic needs of young children. Since 2011, The Diaper Train has distributed more than 3 million diapers to low income families in Wake County. The program assists over 1,100 children each month through donations and the hard work of volunteers.
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.
Fight Hunger Food Drive
Since 2010, we have sponsored an annual Fight Hunger Food Drive in partnership with 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.
Kiwanis One Day
Each year, Kiwanis Clubs around the world join in a global day of service as part of Kiwanis One Day. The entire Kiwanis family is united in performing nearly a million hours of service around the world in just one day. The energy, commitment, and camaraderie surrounding this single day make the experience of hands-on service even more gratifying for our members as they make an immediate, measurable impact on the community.
Read and Feed
We donate books to Read and Feed in honor of the speakers at our weekly meetings.
Shepherd's Table Soup Kitchen
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.
The Eliminate Project
The second Kiwanis International Worldwide Service Project was announced in June, 2010. Kiwanis and UNICEF joined forces for The Eliminate Project to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), a disease that results in the painful death of thousands of newborn babies and mothers each year. The initial goal was to raise $110 million to provide vaccines for more than 100 million mothers and their future babies throughout the world.
In March, 2012, our club voted to participate in The Eliminate Project as a 100K Club with a fundraising goal of $100,000. We reached our goal in September, 2014, and our current total in 2018 is $110,766.
Kiwanis International reached the fundraising goal of $110 million in 2016, but our job is not done yet. We are determined to finish what we started and provide additional funds for vaccines to eliminate MNT in the last remaining countries where it exists.
If you would like to participate in this important project, please print the donation form to mail with your tax deductible donation, making sure to designate it as being for The Eliminate Project.
The Salvation Army
We donate surplus food from our weekly meetings and provide volunteers for the soup kitchen at 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 underprivileged children, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, and many more services to assist those in need.
SERVICE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS
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, chartered in 2008. If you, a family member, or a friend are interested in joining, please contact us or visit an Aktion Club meeting, held on the first Thursday of every month, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at White Memorial Presbyterian Church, Calvin Building room 203, 1704 Oberlin Road, Raleigh NC 27608.
Builders Club is the largest service organization in the world for middle school and junior high students. Members learn to work together and develop leadership skills as they serve their schools and communities.
We sponsor the Builders Club at Martin Middle School, chartered in 2015.
Circle K International
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 projects on campus, in the community, and on a global scale.
We sponsor Circle K at North Carolina State University, chartered in 1961.
Key Club International
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, and it is the largest high school service organization in the world.
We sponsor the following Key Clubs:
Athens Drive High School, chartered in 1987
Broughton High School, chartered in 1991
Enloe High School, chartered in 1993
Raleigh Charter High School, chartered in 2019
Vernon Malone College & Career Academy, chartered in 2018
Wake Early College of Health and Sciences, chartered in 2013
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.
Habitat for Humanity
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.