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.
Terrific Kids: A reward program for Kids who are given goals to achieve at Orchard View Elementary.
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 is ready to respond to any need within Kiwanis's guidelines, whether a one time thing or an on-going need.