|The Lafayette Kiwanis Club|
CHANGING THE WORLD ONE CHILD
FUNDRAISING AND ACTIVITIES
Annie Ellis - the 2012 Howenstein Award winner.
Around twenty youth centered organizations in the county are given monetary awards each year from the money we raise.
Twice a year we invite elementary students along with their parents to lunch at MCL Cafeteria. The first group is the "BUG" kids. These are children from Klondike Elementary School who have done a good job academically -Bringing Up Grades - during the school year. The second program, with children from Miller Elementary School, rewards "Terrific Kids" who are recognized by their teachers for their good citizenship, care, help, and kindness that they have shown to others.
Diapers and money to buy diapers are collected and turned over to the YWCA women's shelter. In 1993 there were 2231 diapers collected, This year we reached 4,654 diapers and 5,832 wipes. Mary Alice Nebold coordinates this project.
A music student is selected from West Lafayette High School for the Howenstein Award which comes with a plaque and a monetary award. This is named in honor of Howie Howenstein, the musical director at West Lafayette for many years and a long time Kiwanian.
For ninety-two years the club has sponsored the Purdue Football Banquet to honor the team, coaches and parents. The dinner and honors take place each December in the Purdue Memorial Union.
Finally, Lafayette Kiwanis volunteers along with Circle K ring bells for the Salvation Army's red buckets ($4770.11 collected in 2011). The following week an auction of garage sale type items is held with the members bidding and the money going to the Salvation Army ($4,592 collected in 2011).
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