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Posted byon December 11, 2012 at 6:05 PM EDT
Mrs. Obama highlights a proud American tradition that is a special part of the holiday season.
Posted byon November 27, 2012 at 7:44 PM EDT
A new nationwide effort has been launched to motivate Americans to take action for the common good.
Posted byon September 25, 2012 at 11:51 AM EDT
The White House recently recognized the service of our Red Cross, Kiwanis and AmeriCorps Champions of Change. Their work to build resilient communities at home and abroad has empowered individuals to save lives, take action, foster essential organizational relationships and create widespread community networks.
Posted byon September 21, 2012 at 12:43 PM EDT
Brenda Batschelet is an active member of Aktion Club, a Kiwanis service organization for adults with disabilities. Brenda played a large role in the Club's recent participation in Relay for Life in Jefferson, Iowa, serving as the team captain and further developing her leadership skills in the community.
Posted byon September 21, 2012 at 12:21 PM EDT
Emily Lang, a fifth-grade student at Crescent Harbor Elementary School in Oak Harbor, Washington, has always been a "helper." She recently served as President of her school’s K-Kids club, Kiwanis International’s service and leadership program for elementary school students, and has been a girl scout for five years, serving various organizations regularly.
Posted byon September 21, 2012 at 12:11 PM EDT
Jeffery Woods has dedicated his entire life to serving others as a citizen solider and a community servant. Among the many examples of his service, Jeffery has started a backpack program to support disadvantaged students at an elementary school, assisted citizens and emergency personnel after Hurricane Katrina hit, and helped restore New Orleans, and is an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Ruston, Louisiana.
Posted byon September 21, 2012 at 11:47 AM EDT
Josie Grant is a high school senior, and the current Capital District Division 9 Lieutenant Governor for Key Club International, the Kiwanis International program for high school students. Josie has been dedicated to serving others in her community, and beyond, her entire life. At age 13, she founded Josie's Smiles for Pediatrics, coordinating donations to the Pediatric Unit and Family Birthplace at Carroll Hospital Center.
Posted byon September 21, 2012 at 11:28 AM EDT
William Beard has been very committed his whole life to helping make positive change in his community of Frankfort, Indiana, and finding ways to impact beyond his community whenever possible. Following his retirement, William has given even more of his time to support the causes and organizations that mean a lot to him.
Posted byon September 21, 2012 at 1:05 AM EDT
As a seventh grader, Bradley Blizard discovered an opportunity to combine his passion for baseball and helping others. After volunteering for a program called Miracle League, an organization that allows children with mental and physical disabilities to participate in baseball games, he brought the idea to his advisor at the Kiwanis Builders Club at Jamestown Middle School. The Builders Club has adopted the Miracle League project as an annual service project, and has helped more than 100 disabled children each year enjoy the game of baseball.
Posted byon September 20, 2012 at 3:49 PM EDT
For the past twenty years, Sheena Curley has given her vacation time to work as the director of the Knoxville Kiwanis Fresh Air Camp, an overnight camp for underprivileged children. The Fresh Air Camp is recognized as one of the most successful programs in Kiwanis International, serving underprivileged, "at-risk" and disabled children, and providing a wonderful summer camp experience without charge.