Project Comfort Bag has delivered a total of 16 bags to our local NICU families!
Calling All-Abilities Vendors!
Do you own a business that aims to improve the lives of children, entertain kiddos, or provide services to families with challenges? Then we want YOU to make our Annual Kiwanis Community Day on October 1st (in Reeves Park, Phoenixville starting at 10am) the first to be truly inclusive for our town's families! Let's ensure children of ALL abilities can enjoy our events!
Email: Genevieve Barker (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a vendor application and sponsorship information
Reeves Park Playground Initiative
We in Kiwanis are so pleased and proud to be joining forces with the wonderful Phoenixville Jaycees in bringing our vision of an all-abilities playground to Reeves Park next year a reality!
We will "Make Our Mark" on this amazing hometown of ours!
Annual Patriotic Celebration
The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville held their 24th annual Patriotic Celebration on Friday, May 27 in Reeves Park. This event originated when the American flag in the park was stolen and vandalized 24 years ago. The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville replaced the flag and decided that a special ceremony should be held when the new flag was raised to honor the flag and to increase appreciation for the flag and for those who serve our country. Since then a program has been held every year on the Friday before Memorial Day.
Fourth and fifth grade students from Barkley Elementary, East Pikeland Elementary, Schuylkill Elementary and Holy Family School attended the program, which included an essay contest for those grades. The theme of this year’s essay contest was “What is a Hero? A Hero is…”
In keeping with the hero theme, the guest speaker for this year’s program was Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Major General James E. Livingston, Jr., United States Marine Corps (Ret). Major General Livingston is one of only 74 living Medal of Honor recipients.
The Kiwanis Club wishes to express their appreciation to the Borough of Phoenixville for their cooperation in producing this program and to the Phoenixville Area School District for the participation of their fourth and fifth grade students.
Kiwanis Collects for Refugees
The Kiwanis Club collected, donated, and organized with our friends at the Narenj Tree Foundation in Norristown. Narenj Tree Foundation helps thousands of people whose lives have been shattered due to the violence and conflict in Syria. Millions of Syrians are displaced and without basic necessities, and we are humbled in our experience to help in any way we can. Please contact our club or The Narenj Tree Foundation if YOU would like to get involved! http://narenjtree.org/
The Ducks are Back!!
The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville is once again doing the Duck Race Fundraiser and tickets are available now until July 9th at Blob Fest......with the race scheduled for 2 PM on July 10 near Rapps Dam Bridge. Top prize is $1000!
Tickets are $5 each and benefit the Club's youth programs.
To get Phoenixville into quack-fever, check out our new game during the upcoming Dogwood Festival featuring ducks. Kids from ALL ages will certainly enjoy! Contact Yvonne Brownlee at 610-933-2154 or at email@example.com for more information.
Youth Services Scholarship Awarded to Phuture Phantoms!
Congratulations to Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville's 2016 Youth Services Award recipient, Courtenay Williams! His organization, Phuture Phantom Football and Cheer, gives the youth of Phoenixville the opportunity to compete with the best youth football programs in the area. This award is presented annually to a greater Phoenixville area non-profit organization or committee who has done work to further the educational, financial or physical advancement of youth under the age of 18 in our area.
Well done, Courtenay, on your organization winning our $1000 scholarship!
Project Comfort Bag Fundraiser at O'Grady's Family Restaurant a SUCCESS!!
We are pleased to announce that our first fundraiser for Project Comfort Bag brought in a whopping $3,248 from raffle basket ticket sales and donations from O'Grady's Family Restaurant. These proceeds will go directly to funding neonatal comfort bags for Phoenixville NICU families! #projectcomfortbag #phoenixvillekiwanis
Update on "Project Eliminate"
We, as an international club, are closing in on our promise to raise US$110 million to help eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus from the earth. As of February 2016, we’re at $107 million in cash and pledges. As we near our goal, the Kiwanis International Foundation has committed to bridge the gap that remains—so clubs and members in districts around the world can maximize the momentum of our final fundraising push and focus on fulfilling remaining pledges.
Now, more than ever, we are determined to finish what we started. Mothers and babies in 21 countries are depending on Kiwanis. They’re waiting for us to fulfill our pledges—so we can turn promises into funding; funding into vaccines; and vaccines into lives saved and futures protected. The end of this disease means the beginning of better health for so many of these families!
Read Around the World - one child at a time here in Phoenixville
Open a child's mind to reading - all year long! The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville believes that EVERY child should experience the joy of reading. Kiwanis International's Read Around the World program focuses on sharing the joy of books with young children - from reading to providing books!
Click to read more about this initiative! http://www.kiwanis.org/kiwanis/programs/read-around-the-world#.Vthpvuaig4A
"Project Comfort Bag" is here!
Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville has an exciting new passion project; one which needs help from our neighbors and members alike!
For many of us, awaiting and celebrating our baby's birth is a joyous chapter in our lives. However, at Phoenixville Hospital's NICU, these new additions cannot safely go home without further care. For various reason, these new mothers and fathers must leave their preemies or newborns in the capable hands of trained doctors and nurses while tending to other children and responsibilities. It is an incredibly lonely and vulnerable time, and one which we feel is imperative to remind these families that they are not alone!
These "Kiwanis Comfort Bags" will include: a travel mug, healthy snacks, community support information, knitted baby hats, as well as an insulated interior for milk transportation. Even better....the hats, embroidered logos, and hand-sewn bags are ALL made by local talent! Supporting local business AND local families!
Want to help? You can 'sponsor' a bag, knit hats, and help us fundraise! Find and 'like' Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville on Facebook to join the conversation!
Open Enrollment for New Members!
Find new ways to get to know people in your community. Connect with others—and get involved in projects that change lives. Kiwanis is all about making friends—and making an impact—in your local community so you've come to the right place!
Come to a mixer, attend a club meeting, or reach out to our club's membership representative today to find out how YOU can make a difference to children and families in Phoenixville!
Contact: Genevieve Barker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville is now on Youtube!
We knew Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" was going to win big at the Grammy Awards, so thought to do our own version with Phoenixville as the star! A massive THANK YOU to CJ Knonmuller, a student at Phoenixville Area High School, for lending his talents, patience, and technical skill for this little fun project!
2015 Kiwanis Auction and Spaghetti Dinner raises over $25,000!
Many thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make our Live/Silent Auction a success and a very special thank you to all who supported the auction with sponsorships and by donating auction items. We exceeded our goal of $20,000, making over $25,000, which will be split between the Kiwanis Club and The House. Extra special thanks to Franco LoPresti of Franco Ristorante for donating the delicious spaghetti dinner. We also greatly appreciate the assistance of the Kimberton Fire Company members, especially Karen Dobson.
Lastly, thanks to the many donations and many volunteer efforts of the Kiwanis Club and The House, this project had expenses of less than $300. This allowed us to have even more profit to be shared with The House.
With many thanks and great appreciation,
John Keenan, Chairman
Regular meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at the Spring Hollow Golf Club, unless otherwise noted. Please click on the Meetings page link for more details!
We can be reached at:
PO BOX 622, Phoenixville, PA 19460