Skidaway Kiwanis Presents Almost $63K to Savannah Area Charities
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Thursday, Sept. 29, the Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island had its annual awarding of grants event. The organization raised a total of $62,500 to support local charities in the Savannah area.
“What we contribute to the nonprofit organizations is minuscule in comparison to their overall needs,” said Mike Brown, Kiwanis member. “We care deeply about the children of Chatham County, especially at-risk children who need help to grow, learn, be safe and lead healthy, productive lives.”
The mission of the Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island is to help at-risk children in the Savannah area. The Kiwanians of Skidaway Island spend countless hours volunteering and raising money through events, member support and corporate donations to help those in need.
The organizations receiving a 2016-2017 donation include:
America’s Second Harvest — Kids Café
Backpack Buddies of Skidaway Island
Childhood Cancer Family Support Fund
Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center
Family Promise of Greater Savannah
Local Outreach Volunteers Educators (L.O.V.E.)
Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire
National Museum of the Mighty 8th Air Force
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter
Performance Initiatives Fitness Savannah
Wesley Community Centers of Savannah
Youth Challenge Academy
Most notably, $11,000 was raised for the Savannah Early Childhood Foundation through Kiwanis’ “Take a Chance for Kids” raffle. Dollars for Doers Grants were awarded to Coastal Conservation Association, Congregation Agudath Achim, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes, and Hesse K8 PTA.
To learn more about Kiwanis Club of Skidaway, visit http://www.kiwanisofskidaway.com/about/.
ABOUT KIWANIS CLUB OF SKIDAWAY
The Club has been serving Savannah’s kids since 1988. Skidaway Kiwanis raised and distributed over $1,400,000 and invested over 300,000 service hours in our mission of helping the children of Savannah. They currently have 125 members—men and women who meet every Thursday morning in the Plantation Club ballroom for breakfast, a brief business meeting, and a guest speaker. Each week, the speaker informs discusses some area of interest, such as local history, local or national events or issues, sports, art, literature, business, and service opportunities.
The club sponsors several fundraising events each year to support its charitable causes and has other fundraising programs that operate year-round. In addition, many of our members are involved as volunteers at youth service organizations in the area.
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