Category Archives: Service

Kiwanis Indiana District – Habitat For Humanity

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René and Sandy attended the Indiana District Mid-Year on March 10th, 2018 on behalf of our Kiwanis Club of Indy-It’s 5o’clock Somewhere.

This year at the convention, Kiwanis members got to assist in a Habitat for Humanity Build. There were two sign up times for this event. René and Sandy took Crew 1 from 7 to 9 am.  Each crew was divided into 5 groups consisting of about 10 to 12 people. They all worked together, no matter what their skill set was, to help build a house for a mother and her 5-year daughter – Kisha and Khole. It was really cold but well worth it! Working together, meeting other Kiwanians, and helping a family in our community.  It doesn’t get any better than this!

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For more information on Habitat For Humanity – CLICK HERE

And as always…To learn more about how you can get involved…please contact us!  We are more than happy to invite you to one of our club meetings!!

Our Service Project…

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Once again, our club members have been going into action at B.A.B.E. as a follow up to our original service project.

Only this time…the diapers were really stacking up!  But nothing would stop our gang of Pamper Packers!!!

We have been gathering a few times now at B.A.B.E. to pack up those diapers….and even though they seem to be stacked against us…we prevailed every time!  LOL

This program is such a valuable one and a great project for our club!  We love that we are able to help them out and hope to continue doing this for them on a regular basis,

To learn more about B.A.B.E – Check out this B.A.B.E Fact Sheet or this really informative B.A.B.E Brochure

Here are some pictures showcasing the FUN time we had helping others!!

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And as always…To learn more about how you can get involved…please contact us!  We are more than happy to invite you to one of our club meetings!!

Chipotle – Pennies For Patients

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On Thursday, February 15th, The Chipotle Mexican Grill on 86th Street here in Indianapolis participated in the Pennies For Patients Campaign.  (More about the Campaign is below.)  Our Club Members, if they ate there, just had to mention that they were “Here For LLS” and Chipotle would donate 50% of its proceeds to the campaign.  This actually went well beyond just our club.but our club members were happy to participate and give back!!!pennies2Since 1994, millions of dollars have been raised in pennies and other spare change by more than 10 million elementary, middle and high school students throughout the country. The funds, collected during a three-week period, benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Everyone who participates is a winner!

Students across the country are collecting pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters during the Pennies for Patients campaigns benefiting the Society.

In the Pennies for Patients campaign, the class collecting the most change in each school receives a pizza party. Prizes such as computers, electronics and sports equipment are presented to the top schools in each area. The Pennies for Patients campaign began in the Society’s North Carolina Chapter in 1995.

For more information on The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society – CLICK HERE

Make A Difference!!

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So often, I hear people say that they want to get involved and that they want to make a difference in people’s lives but they just don’t know how!

If it sounds simple…it is simple!

Join a Kiwanis Club!  If not ours…one in your community!  If there is not one in your community…why not check into starting one?  There are so many great opportunities out there people!

BE THE DIFFERENCE!!!!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL’S WEB-SITE

Someone there would LOVE to assist you in getting you in touch with a club in your community or helping you get one started!

THANK YOU FOR CARING!

IHOP National Pancake Day – Service Project

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Once again…our club was able to help support local Children’s hospitals by partnering with a local IHOP here in Indianapolis by volunteering to work on National Pancake Day!

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We had quite a few club members volunteer to work at the store during different shifts and talk to the customers explaining to them the importance of their donations and where they would be going! Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.

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We Are So Proud Of Our Club…Our Members….And KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL!!!

THIS….IS WHAT WE DO!  And THIS….IS WHY WE DO IT!!!!

Our Valentine’s Day Service Project

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Our Kiwanis Club was lucky enough to work with “Willow Lake Place” Assisted Living Facility this Valentine’s Day to help bring their residents some love, joy and excitement!

The week before Valentine’s Day, we got together during our regular club meeting and put together some special Valentine’s Day cards for each of the residents.

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We also made some really cool “Candy Heart Cards” for each of the residents as well as provide them some other delicious treats.

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While we were talking with the Activities Director at Willow Lake, we found out that they could also benefit from receiving books for the residents to read. Since we sponsor a Little Free Library called Naptown Books (which is located at Kiwanis International) – we were able to gather together a tub full of books that the residents can enjoy as well.

We love being able to give back to our community and Willow Lake Place is a great facility that we are happy to be partnering with!!!

Here is some additional info on Willow Lake Place :

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From the moment you arrive, it’s evident Willow Lake Place is a step above the rest. With our meticulously maintained gardens and our inviting common spaces and apartments, we have something for everyone. We offer the residents of this pet friendly community the opportunity to thrive in mind and body by developing individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident. With a full-time licensed nurse available 24 hours a day to provide clinical oversight and coordination of care, we strive to maintain each resident’s independence. If the outdoors is what you enjoy, socializing with friends on the wrap-around porch and terrace, joining one our many Walking Clubs or gardening in the courtyard would be right up your alley. When the weather is less than ideal, there is never a lack of indoor activities to keep you engaged like Candy Bar Bingo, Crazy for Crosswords, Pinterest and Church Services. Plus, we are conveniently located near I-465, so all the conveniences of Northwest Indianapolis are not far from home.

Beds And Britches, Etc. Service Project

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Once again, our club members went into action at B.A.B.E. as a follow up to our original service project.

Only this time…the diapers were really stacking up!  But nothing would stop our gang of Pamper Packers!!!

A group of us met on December 6th at B.A.B.E. to have our monthly meeting and to package up the diapers needed for distribution to those in need.   We had a great time, listened to some Christmas Carols, got to interact and learn more about each other, and most importantly….GIVE BACK TO THOSE IN NEED!

To learn more about B.A.B.E – Check out this B.A.B.E Fact Sheet or this really informative B.A.B.E Brochure

Here are some pictures showcasing the FUN time we had helping others!!

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To learn more about how you can get involved…please contact us!  We are more than happy to invite you to one of our club meetings!!

Kiwanis = All Of The Above

If you are interested in any of the items shown below…check out Kiwanis.Org – You will be excited, motivated and happy!

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Our Kiwanis One Day Project

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It all started about 2 years ago as the Brainchild of Scott & René Booker and Casey Keller.  It was their love of books and their sense of community service that led to the development of the Little Free Library known as “Naptown Books” here in Indianapolis.  After raising the funds to obtain the library, and getting it fully decorated and ready to go, they enlisted the service of their Kiwanis Club, The Kiwanis Club of Indy – It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere, to help them get the library launched and open for business.

On Kiwanis One Day, members of our Kiwanis Club joined together to install the Little Free Library located at the Kiwanis International Headquarters.  After getting the Library mounted in place, the group filled the Library with books for all ages, designed free bookmarks, discussed future plans for literacy outreach programs, and came together for a fun filled day of community service.

We were even fortunate to have the Kiwanis International Foundation Board, Executive Director Stan Soderstrom and two past Kiwanis International Presidents show up to show their support.

It was an awesome Kiwanis One Day event that is literally…one for the Books!!!

We would love it if you could help us win $200.00 to the Kiwanis International Store by VOTING for us starting on November 28th by clicking on this link:  VOTE FOR US!!!!

And help us spread the word about this wonderful project by letting people know about the Little Free Library!  For more information on it – check it out:  Naptown Books

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Kiwanis One Day – Part 2

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The Kiwanis Club of Indy – It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere…is happy to announce that they are going to be sponsoring the Little Free Library known as “Naptown Books”.

This Little Free Library will be located in a beautiful grassy area off of the parking lot of Kiwanis International

On Kiwanis One Day, our club will finish building the Little Free Library, decorate the area, and get it filled with books for anyone to enjoy!!!

Please make sure you check out the website for Naptown Books as well!  They will be updating their site with a lot of fun tidbits, activities, weekly book listings, and many other great items!  You can find them by clicking here:  NAPTOWN BOOKS

We hope you stop by, pick up a book, drop off a book, or even stop by Kiwanis International to learn more about this wonderful organization.  Thank you so much!