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Lifting Up Summer Camp - 07/29/2015
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Lifting Up in conjunction with the Kiwanis Club of Millbury runs a summer day camp for children ages 3 -13. The camp is situated in Wolcott and operates for 5 weeks. Aside from breakfast and lunch, transportation is also included in the package. 


Kids will truly enjoy the various activities because of the renovated indoor area, beach and covered outdoor areas with tables, swings, slides and more. Activities during the day camp includes swimming, trips, games and parties. There is also a special program at the end of the event.


Dates & Times For Summer Camp 2015

  • Camp will start on August 8, 2015 and run through August 12, 2015
  • Drop off is at 7:30 am and pick up time is 3:00pm at the...

Kiwanis Youth Exchange Program - 07/28/2015
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Kiwanis International has a new exchange program called K Corps for Kiwanis teenagers (15-18). The program is in cooperation with PAX Laurasian Exchange. It is a 2 week program wherein the youth will be able to develop various skills like global relations, efficiency and many more.

All participants will be able to get to know the culture of the host country by living with the families of the volunteers. It is what is called homestay experience. There will also be diffent projects that will involve everyone's participation and cooperation. You can get more information through kiwanis.org/kcorps.


National Book Lovers Day 2015 - 07/27/2015
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“Books are a uniquely portable magic,” said The New York Times best-selling author Stephen King. And if there’s a time to get lost, it’s on National Book Lovers Day.

Today, bookworms are invited to read away as much of the day as they possibly can. The New York Public Library even has a cool campaign, from now until August 15, that exposes some of the best-kept places to read by using their hashtag #ireadeverywhere. 

But books aren’t just exciting to get into. They boast some health benefits, too.

Literary Fiction Improves Theory Of Mind

A study published in the journal Science recruited 800 people to read excerpts from either literary fiction (The Roundhouse...


Autism CARE Walk breaks fundraising records - 07/25/2015
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WICHITA BUSINESS JOURNAL

Heartspring raised $101,012 during its Autism CARE Walk fundraiser this year, about $15,000 more than was raised last year.

The Wichita-based nonprofit serving children with special needs also says attendance, at about 4,000 people, was up by 60 percent.

Funds raised at the walk go toward Heartspring’s Community of Autism Resources and Education program, which provides outreach, training, consultation services and programs for people who are impacted by autism.

Heartspring leaders say this year’s walk had extra significance because of the recent passage of HB 2744, which expands autism treatment coverage through group health plans. Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer was...


$700,000 in Grants to Help Fight Hunger and Improve Healthy Weight and Nutrition Education - 07/24/2015
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The Hillshire Brands Foundation announced today that it awarded more than $700,000 in grants to over 30 organizations including a multi-year commitment of $300,000 to Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief charity.

Organizations receiving grants included Feeding America-affiliated food banks and nonprofits that operate programs to help improve children's health by focusing on healthy weight and nutrition education. A complete list of the organizations receiving grants can be found here on the foundation's website.

"The foundation's commitment to our hungry neighbors remains steadfast," said Mary Oleksiuk, president of the Hillshire Brands Foundation."Many...


Lifting Up Children's Christmas Party - 12/18/2014
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Each year Lifting Up assists thousands of children to experience something we all take for granted - a break from the stresses and strains of everyday life, unconditional acceptance, surrounded by family and friends, and a gift to unwrap. Variety Victoria is proud to announce our 2013 Variety Children’s Christmas Party will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Thursday 18 December 2014.

The annual Lifting Up Children’s Christmas Party has been privileged to assist thousands of children over the 27 years that it has been running and has welcomed over 135,000 children through its doors.

The annual Lifting Up Children’s Christmas Party is especially...


The season of giving - 12/16/2013
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You have just a few days left to find the perfect holiday gift this season. Before you find yourself giving another tie or sweater, choose a gift that saves lives.

When you give to The Eliminate Project, your gift will help protect women and babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus. Honor a loved one, a business associate or a fellow Kiwanis member with a gift in his or her name. Or add The Eliminate Project to your own wish list.

Whatever your inspiration, give the holiday gift that can save a life. Learn more and make your gift at www.TheEliminateProject.org/holidaygiving.


Youth club members reach record highs! - 12/09/2013
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All Kiwanis youth clubs—Key Club, Builders Club and K-Kids—set record club numbers for the 2012-13 administrative year. Aktion Club joined in the success as well, climbing to 490 clubs and 11,930 members. The number of Key Clubs rose to 5,081; Builders Clubs to 1,558; and K-Kids clubs to 1,264.


Check out the new “It starts with you” video - 12/02/2013
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We have an ambitious goal: to raise US$110 million by 2015. But it’s achievable—thanks to a strong network of Kiwanis clubs like yours.

Through The Eliminate Project, the Kiwanis family will save or protect more than 61 million women and their future newborns from the devastating effects of maternal and neonatal tetanus. In partnership with UNICEF, we will help eliminate MNT and pave the way for future health interventions that will boost maternal health and child survival.

But we need every member of the Kiwanis family to help in order to reach our goal. Watch our brand-new video, “It starts with you,” to hear how your fellow Kiwanians are getting involved and how your...


Foundation responds to Haiyan disaster - 11/26/2013
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Super Typhoon Haiyan swept across the central Philippines in   November, causing catastrophic damage. As the strongest storm ever to make landfall, the super typhoon has impacted more than 4 million people. This includes more than 1.7 million children living in the area.

In the aftermath of this devastation, Kiwanis International Foundation President Lance Incitti and the board have approved US$75,000 in disaster relief grants to clubs and districts in the Philippines to provide immediate support to the affected communities. Additional requests for emergency grants continue to be considered.

The foundation is now accepting donations to support disaster relief efforts. Your financial contribution...