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Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland
70 Years of Happily Serving Children
A Message from the Club President - Dale Sahr
We were very fortunate to have had record Christmas tree sales in December 2017, which is allowing us to do even more this year for our community, especially the children. Our Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation was also blessed with increased grants and individual donations.
As you can see from the announcement above, we are again conducting our annual Pancake Breakfast to End Homelessness which will enable us to make a significant contribution to Attain Housing, the Eastside's largest provider of transitional housing and other support to enable homeless families with children to rebuild their lives.
For those of you reading this, and who might not know about us, both our club and our Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation are 100% all-volunteer non-profit organizations, so every dollar we raise goes directly to helping children and our community.
In addition to those listed above, recipients include: Three high school Kiwanis Key Clubs, one Middle School Builders Club, one Aktion Club (a service club for impaired young adults), Scouting, Eastside Baby Corner, Kirkland Easter Egg Hunt, Kirkland Teen Union Building (KTUB) run by the Boys and Girls Club, the Burned Children's Recovery Foundations, the New Bethlehem Project (a day shelter for homeless families with children), The KTUB/YMCA Summer Youth Institute, PantryPacks, and much more.
We also annually award academic scholarships to selected graduating high school seniors within the Lake Washington School District geographic boundaries, plus through our Bill Petter Memorial Fund we provide vocational scholarships.
If that isn't enough, through our Jack Keller Memorial Fund we provide orthodontic care for selected lower income children who are caught in the middle... they neither qualify for state assistance, nor can their parents afford the cost of necessary treatment.
Kiwanis International was chartered more than 102 years ago, and our club was formed in October 1947, so we've been here for almost 72 years, providing service to our community! This makes us one of the oldest service clubs on the Eastside, and with approximately 90 members, we are one of the largest. We are part of Kiwanis International, whose mission is Serving the Children of the World, but the overwhelming majority of what we do is focused on local needs.
We are a diverse group of fun-loving people, never taking ourselves too seriously. But when it comes to our mission of Serving Children, you can be certain that we take that very seriously.
If you're genuinely interested in helping our community's children in a variety of ways, check out our website. And if you'd like more information, contact our club secretary Tom Pendergrass at (206) 910-1949. Better yet, come and join us for a delicious lunch at The Market Street Restaurant (Click here for more information)
And if you care to donate to our club or our foundation, just click the DONATE button on the menu to the right of this homepage. Your money... 100% of it... will go to a number of excellent local causes.
Dale Sahr, President
Kiwanis Club of Kirkland
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