Our club is involved in a variety of projects that involve fundraising, community service, and assisting children locally and worldwide. These are just some of the projects we are involved with to make a difference in the lives of children and our community.
Reading Oasis: Last year, more than 1.3 million students in America dropped out of school. It was also discovered that one in six third-graders who are not reading proficiently do not graduate from high school on time. The Reading Oasis is a program where we partner with Scholastic Books to provide an Oasis of reading and learning for children in low-income schools. We provide at-risk students with an access to books and a safe environment to read with their families.
In 2016, we completed the building of a Reading Oasis at Orchard View Elementary in Delray Beach. See photos of the Reading Oasis in our photo album.
Key clubs: Our club sponsors two key clubs at our local high schools. As an extension of Kiwanis, these clubs provide a way for kids to earn community service credits, teach leadership skills and support various charitable causes.
Adopt-A-Family: Every year our club "Adopts" a needy family for the Christmas Holiday. We buy a tree, decorations, buy "presents" for the kids and parents and also provide them with a Turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
AVDA: We provide financial support and food on a monthly basis for AVDA: "Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse".
Scholarships: Every year we provide college scholarships to deserving graduating seniors at American Heritage School and Atlantic Community High School.
Thanksgiving Turkey Deliveries: Every year we deliver 20-25 complete turkey dinners with all the trimmings to needy families in Delray Beach on Thanksgiving Morning.
Get Kids To College: This is a program of the Atlantic Community High School PTSA to provide funding for graduating seniors to submit college applications.
Delray Beach Community Garden: This is a project to teach and inspire children in our area about gardening and growing your own food.
Police Appreciation Breakfasts: We hold a special meeting twice a year to honor and recognize the officers and employees of the Delray Beach Police Department.
Feed Palm Beach: Each year, we participate in preparing 100,000 meals in a day for local soup kitchens.
Contributions: We also support many other charitable organizations such as: Kiwanis International's Major Emphasis "The Eliminate Program" to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus in the world, The Florida & International Kiwanis Foundations, the Horses for the Handicapped, Ronald McDonald House, Forgotten Soldiers, the American Cancer Society, Gold Coast Down Syndrome Association, the Miracle League, Make a Wish Foundation, the Delray Beach Annual Easter Egg Hunt, The Delray Beach Little League, Aktion Club for people with disabilities, and many others.
The Kiwanis Club of Delray Beach-Sunrise is ready to respond to any need within Kiwanis's guidelines, whether a one time thing or an on-going need.