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The Parkland-Spanaway Kiwanis Club
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Projects

Our club is proud to sponsor and be involved with many community service and fundraising activities. Join us at an upcoming event and a variety of projects throughout the year including community service, assisting children locally and worldwide and fundraising. Below are the projects we currently have planned and typically host each year:

Project NameDescriptionContact
Kiwanis Picnic After the Bethel Open Market, we will be having a picnic at the Bethel Learning Center. We will have the bounce house from the Open Market to play in. Jarrett Mattson
Cemetary Cleanup We are assisting in maintaining Spanaway Cemetary on 176th Street. Thanks to all who have helped including Central Pierce Fire and Rescue, local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and many more. Also, thanks to all who planted flags for our military and the others on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. David Corner
Rest Stop Fundraiser We give out coffee and cookies to werry travelers taking donations to support the community fun. Typically we are granted Northbound I-5 Scatter Creek rest area (approximately 15 miles south of Olympia). We will need a lot of coffee, sugar, creamer, napkins, et al for these events. Your donations are much needed and appreciated. Allan Perkins
Boat Trip Fundraiser Join us for this fabulous cruise around Commencement Bay 29th. Any Kiwanis Member
Scholarship Auction This is the most important event of the year. Thanks to all of the work of our Foundation for their tireless efforts.  

These are club fundraisers to help pay for our Community Activities like five Terrific Kids assemblies, one Cub Scout Pack, two Builders Clubs, four or five Key Clubs, one K-Kids, et. Al. We sponsor a new Boy Scout Troop.


Kiwanis One Day

Kiwanis members serve their communities all year long. But the excitement for service really builds in early April each year when Kiwanis members come together for Kiwanis One Day—a day of community service that is felt around the world.

The entire Kiwanis family—Kiwanis Kids, Builders Club, Key Club, Circle K, Aktion Club and Kiwanis clubs—joins forces for this large-scale service project. Any project, big or small, is worth tackling. Projects fill a specific need in each community and have included everything from building playgrounds to volunteering at a shelter to stocking shelves at a food pantry.

Click on Events to learn more and get involved.

 

Read Around the World

Every child should experience the joy of reading. Here is what our club is doing to encourage the love of reading and access to books in our community:

  • ???? Reading Program: We will host read-a-thon, sponsor prizes for reading goals for grades K-12 and host story hours
  • Host Thursday morning toddler reading program "Story Time & Rhymes" at the Green Library Branch from 9-10 a.m.
  • Provide bookmarks to our sponsored elementary schools
  • Purchase books for the children's hospital library and create/apply Kiwanis club bookplates in each one.
 

Young Children Priority One

Young Children Priority One is a signature club project of Kiwanis International. It focuses on children prenatal through age 5 in four areas:

  1. Maternal and child health
  2. Child care and development
  3. Parent education and support
  4. Safety and pediatric trauma

Our club assesses what the youngest members in our area need the most, then we address those needs. Here is what we have planned this year through hands-on service projects, fundraising and volunteering:

  • March for Babies Relay
  • Immunization/flu shot clinics
  • Smoke alarm distribution
  • Toddler reading program at the library
  • Parenting fair
  • Home safety checklists
  • Children's Miracle Network hospital radiothon phone bank