Kiwanis Club of Kirkland Supports Young
Adults with Disabilities Through
Newly Chartered Aktion Club
After being officially chartered in January by Kiwanis International, the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland (KCK) is pleased to announce the formation of the Kirkland Aktion Club. The purpose of the club is to help young adults with disabilities between the ages of 18-40. It enables them to participate directly in community service projects, gain leadership skills, become more involved in their community and to have some fun!
The Mission of Kiwanis Aktion Clubs is:
• To provide adults living with disabilities an opportunity to develop initiative and leadership skills
• To serve their community
• To be integrated into society
• To demonstrate the dignity and value of citizens living with disabilities
Aktion Club members strive to return to their communities the benefits, help and caring they have received, as well as develop important skills in the process. Aktion Club members give an estimated 92,484 hours of service each year, performing a variety of community services, such as environmental projects, park beautification, food drives, nursing home visitations and assisting Kiwanis clubs with their projects.
In addition to their fundraising efforts for The Eliminate Project, Aktion Clubs raises funds for Sleeping Children Around the World, which provides bed kits to children in developing countries. Bed kits consist of a mat or mattress, pillow, sheet, blanket, mosquito net (if applicable), clothes outfit, towel and school supplies.