The spirit of the season was on full display at the Boys and Girls Club of Manchester on Decenmber 1. An annual signature service project, Kiwanis partners with the Club and our sponsored Key Clubs to present a morning of face painting, crafts, songs, gifts, lunch, and a visit with Santa. Several dozen kids were served. Many were from the refugee and immigrant communities. A huge thanks to the Boys and Girls Club and to the Bedford, Memorial, and West Key Clubs for staffing the workstations. More here: http://www.kiwanismanchesternh.org/Page/4225.
WALK WITH A CHILD, a signature annual service project, continued last with teens from the Webster House and the Boys and Girls Club of Manchester. The first session, earlier in the month, was devoted to young kids. The event provides clothes to our "guests." Kiwanians and our partners are paired with children to help them shop. About 60 young people are served in total, with the Club spending $100 per "guest.". We were honored that Lt. Governor Matt Barrett joined us and assisted a resident of the Webster House in her shopping last night. Also, a big thanks to our partners from the St. Anselm College and...
WALK WITH A CHILD, is one of our annual service projects. First of two events providing clothes to kids. Kiwanians and our partners are paired with children to help them shop. Last night was dedicated to "guests" from the Boys and Girls Club of Manchester. Later in the month we will be hosting teens from the Webster House, a group home in Manchester. About 60 kids will will be served in total, with the Club spending $100 per "guest.". Many thanks to our partners from the Memorial High Key Club, St. Anselm College, and Wal-Mart of Bedford. More photos here: http://www.kiwanismanchesternh.org/Page/4225.
Gene Robinson and Kiwanian, Donna Wilczek shared the grand prize of $10,000 at the recent 10K Reverse Raffle and Dinner at the Executive Court. The annual funraiser benefits Kiwanis of Manchester's Charitable giving. View more photos click here.
Local agencies share $18,000 in grants from Kiwanis of Manchester. Photo: bottom - Angelica Ladd, outgoing President of Kiwanis of Manchester, Cindy Wallace Holy Cross, Childhood Center, Karen Kersting, UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Abby Easterly, QC City Bike Collective, Sabrina Smeltz, Branch Director Granite YMCA, Back - Marilyn Charbonneau Charbonneau, President Kiwanis of Manchester, Namdi Williams, My-Turn, John Harris, CEO Granite YMCA.
Members wrote notes of encouragement to be included in the backpacks and supplies that our club purchased for school kids. We were joined in the note preparation by members of the West High Key Club, who sacrificed a bit of their summer vacation to help us out. The backpacks will be assembled by the staff at NeighorWorks Southern New Hampshire and distributed to students served by the agency. The Backpack Committee: (L to R) President Angelica Ladd, Debbie Landwehr, Diane Brewster, and President-Elect Marilyn Charbonneau.
Principal, John Vaccarezza, accepted a $1000 gift card from Manchester Kiwanis President, Angelica Ladd. A special raffle was held at our recent Auction. The winner chose the school to receive the donation.
The Auction on June 3rd was a HUGE success.This means more dollars to help more kids in Manchester who need our help the most! Many thanks to guests who bid high and often, our Auctioneers, sponsors, volunteers, and to our host, the Webster House. More photos here.
MORE Fun and games! This time the schools were Gossler Park and Northwest Elementary on the west side of Manchester. The initiative began in December with donations to the intercity elementary schools. The games and gear provide fun and learning when the weather prevents outdoor recess. More photos.