Kiwanis Club of Raleigh

 

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FUNDRAISING PROJECTS
  Change the Future
  Raleigh Kiwanis Golf Classic
  Pancake Breakfast
  Donations

SERVICE PROJECTS
  2020 Centennial Parks Project
  Boys & Girls Clubs
  Boys & Girls Homes of North Carolina
  Diaper Drive
  Dictionary Project
  Fight Hunger Food Drive
  Foster Children
  Golf Club Drive
  Kiwanis One Day
  Shepherd's Table Soup Kitchen
  The Eliminate Project
  The Salvation Army
  Wake County Public Libraries
  Past Projects

SERVICE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS
  Aktion Club of Greater Raleigh
  Builders Club - Martin Middle School
  Circle K - Meredith College
  Circle K - North Carolina State University
  Key Club - Athens Drive High School
  Key Club - Broughton High School
  Key Club - Enloe High School
  Key Club - Wake Early College of Health and Sciences

FOUNDATION GRANTS - 2017
  Autism Society of North Carolina
  Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle
  Boys & Girls Clubs
  CFF Carolina Challengers
  City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department
  CORRAL Riding Academy
  Helene Foundation
  Kidznotes
  Learning Together
  Loaves and Fishes Ministry
  Motheread
  North Carolina Theatre
  Prevent Blindness North Carolina
  Raleigh Little Theatre
  SAFEchild
  StepUP Ministry
  Triangle Community Foundation - Send A Kid To Camp
  Triangle Family Services
  Triangle Literacy Council
  Triangle Radio Reading Service
  Urban Ministries of Wake County
  Wake Relief




CHANGE THE FUTURE

FUNDRAISING PROJECTS

Change the Future


Since 2013, we have had a money jar on the sign in table at our weekly meetings, giving our members and guests an opportunity to donate their spare change, a dollar, or more for the benefit of the Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation. We also ask our members to consider donating a birthday check in a dollar amount equal to their age.

Change the Future is our club's only direct fundraiser with the purpose of growing the endowment of the Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation, and donations are tax deductible. Please make your check payable to Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation with Change the Future on the memo line.


Raleigh Kiwanis Golf Classic

The Raleigh Kiwanis Golf Classic has been an annual fundraising event since 1991. Proceeds benefit the local organizations supported by the Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation. We appreciate the players, hole sponsors, donors, and volunteers who help make the event a continuing success.

    Save the date: May 3, 2018

Thanks to the following sponsors of the 2017 Raleigh Kiwanis Golf Classic:

    Title
    WakeMed Children's

    Gold
    Haden Jennings
    PLC Rouse Norton PLLC
    Triangle Securities, LLC
    

    Silver
    A. G. Raymond & Company
    Phil Kirk
    Smith Anderson
    Smith Debnam
    The Glenwood Agency
    Walker Auto Parts
    Young Moore and Henderson, PA


Pancake Breakfast

Our annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser is held at Highland United Methodist Church, since 2010. Tickets are $6 each and include all the pancakes and sausage you can eat plus your choice of juice, coffee, or milk. Proceeds are used to support our club service projects and the Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation. Please help us in continuing to make the event a big success!

Thanks to the following sponsors of the 2017 Pancake Breakfast:

    Gold
    AlphaGraphics
    Robert L. Gomez, CPA, P.C.
    Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc.
    Williams Overman Pierce, LLP

    Silver
    BB&T
    District Court Judge Jefferson Griffin
    Friends of the Lottery
    Golden Corral
    KC Ramsay
    North State Journal
    PLC Rouse Norton PLLC
    Raleigh Waterproofing
    Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
    The Postal Solutions Companies
    Tom Ward and Mary Kennedy Ward- in memory of charter member J. Everett Kennedy
    Triangle Securities
    Trimaco, LLC
    Walker Auto Parts

    Bronze
    Acroprint Time Recorder Company
    Alton B. Smith
    Bernard Robinson & Company, L.L.P.
    Bond Roofing
    Boyles Dental
    Capital Investment Companies
    Capitol Coffee Systems
    Carol LeClair
    Cherry Bekaert LLP
    Christopher Lewis White, PA
    Clayton Pediatric Dental Center
    Cricket's East Side Salon
    Custom Brick and Supply Company
    Duke Energy
    Excel Moving & Storage, Inc.
    Extra Attic Self-Storage
    Hatch, Little & Bunn, L.L.P.
    Lean Team Management Consultants
    Mary Mac and Tom Bradshaw
    McMillan Pate & Company LLP
    Mike Davis Public Relations, Inc.
    Parrott Insurance & Benefits
    Patrick H. Yanke, CFP
    Patrick M. Roberson, DDS, PA
    Pendleton Financial
    Phil Kirk
    PNC Mortgage
    PT CPAs, PLLC
    Ragsdale Liggett PLLC
    Robert M. Poteat, DDS, MS
    Saleeby Chiropractic Centre
    The Glenwood Agency
    The Law Offices of Jeffrey G. Marsocci, PLLC
    Whitley Productivity Group
    Williams Mullen
    Young Moore and Henderson, P.A.





SERVICE PROJECTS

2020 Centennial Parks Project

The Kiwanis Club of Raleigh will be 100 years old in 2020. Our centennial goal is to make a commemoration centered on a contribution to the City of Raleigh that will be substantial, long-lasting, and focused on children, consistent with our mission to improve the world one child and one community at a time.

We have raised about $380,000 for the 2020 Centennial Parks Project, far exceeding our initial goal of $250,000. The money is being used for improvements at Kiwanis Park and the Sassafrass All Children's Playground at Laurel Hills Park.

Click here to view a video from our Volunteer Day at Laurel Hills Park.

To make a pledge or for more information, click on the links below.

Brochure
Frequently Asked Questions
Pledge Card

Donors

Anonymous (6)
Aktion Club of Greater
   Raleigh
John A. Aldridge (B)
John M. Alexander Jr. (P)
Courtney T. Allen
Tommy Allen
Rebecca Anderson
Catherine Arnold
Stacy B. Askew
Eric W. Atkinson
H. Clifford Baggett
Balanced Living LLC
Helen M. Ballentine (B)
Richard Barnes
Henry V. Barnette Jr. (B)
John E. Beaman Jr.
David W. Beeler
Brian T. Bennett (B)
Harold W. Berry
Sandra J. Birckhead (B)
Aliya Bleier
Maria Bleier
Frances D. Bobbie (S)
J. Mac Boxley
Thomas W. Bradshaw Jr. (P)
John C. Brantley III (P)
Ray Brincefield
Julie Brincefield
Ray Brincefield
Robert N. Brooks
J. Melville Broughton III
James I. Brown
Walter L. Brown Jr.
Micou M. Browne
Kara M. Brunk
Patrick Buffkin
Walter B. Burwell Jr. (B)
Bari Byrd
Patrick Campbell
Catlin Family
John H. Collar III (S)
Drew W. Cook (S)
Robert A. Cooper
Jennifer Cotner
Francis W. Crawley
Frank A. Daniels Jr. (P)
Ralph and Jerrie Dearborn
C. A. Dillon Jr.
Martha Dubois
Tony Dubois
Sidney S. Eagles Jr. (B)
Christopher H. Edmonston
Fallon Park Garden Club
R. Hampton Fields
Thomas G. Fisher (B)
Five Points Neighbors
Mike and Charlotte Flanagan
John N. Fountain (S)
I. Allan From (B)
Elise Gannaway
Robert R. Gardner
Alice D. Garland (S)
Timothy J. Gasper

P  Platinum
G  Gold
S  Silver
B  Bronze

 

John Gastineau
George and Carrie Ghneim
Robert L. Gomez (B)
Robert S. Goodale (S)
Scott Graves and Brad
   Wasserman
Jefferson G. Griffin
Robert P. Gruber
Stephen M. Guy
Howard F. Hadley
Chad Hall
Harold G. Hall
Joseph A. Hall
Peter Hamilton
J. Fallon Hanley
Marythrease M. Harrell
T. Randall Hartley Jr. (S)
Scott and Kerri Hartung
Janice Helms
Thomas G. Hogg
Jason and Tiffany Hoke
Erin Horne
John C. House
Richard and Denise
   Hughes
Cherie Hylton
Thomas R. Jones (P)
Melissa Jordan
Juliet Kallon
M. Keith Kapp
Randall E. Keen
Mark Kelly
James A. King II (B)
Elizabeth Kirby
Phillip J. Kirk Jr.
Mark Lao and Elisa
   Sharkey
Andrew N. Leager
Carol A. LeClair
Philip Letsinger
Dave Lewis
Carter and Christina Long
Christopher C. Loutit (B)
John A. Lucy
Karen Lundin
Frank K. Manson
Robert and Nicole
   Mariencheck
John N. McClain Jr.
R. Tony McCollum
Carrie McMillan
Hal M. Miller
Jonathan G. Mills
Jeffrey Miner and Mary
   Prange
Corey A. Mocka (B)
Christopher Moore
T. James Morgan
Harley L. Mudge Jr.
H. Gilliam Nicholson Jr.
Thomas K. Norris
John M. Nunnally (S)
Donald R. Osborne
Harold G. Panel (B)

 

William G. Pappas (S)
J. Lee Parker (B)
Timothy A. Parker
Sharon M. Parro
Gary H. Pendleton (P)
Gray E. Pendleton
Andrew T. Perry
Cara Phillips
J. Stuart Phoenix (B)
LeJon Poole
Lee and Shelby Potter
Garland Radford Jr.
Jack R. Radford
Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation (P)
Ann Clark Ramsay
George B. F. Ramsay (S)
John E. Ramsay Jr.
Kerr Craige Ramsay (S)
Arthur G. Raymond Jr. (B)
Mike and Charlotte
   Riemenschneider
Martha T. Rippard
Patrick M. Roberson
Nancy R. Rose
David and Mindy Rosenbaum
Robert J. Ruiz
Rebecca Rumpf
Tarver E. Sammons Sr. (B)
A. Westwood Saunders
Dave and Jill Sawatzky
Charles B. Sawyer (B)
Whitney Schnorr
E. Cameron Seely Jr.
Rudolph C. Shackelford Jr.
Daniele Sherman
Kerry Skiles
June M. Small
Robert E. Smith
Nathan and Amanda Stairs
Roscoe L. Strickland III (P)
M. Grey Styers Jr. (B)
Caroline F. Sullivan
David Sullivan
H. Clay Taylor III
Kevin B. Theobald
Marvin E. Thompson Jr.
M. Scott Trantham
Twirling Raleigh
Gwendolyn L. Vass (B)
Harry G. Walker III (B)
Harry G. Walker Jr. (B)
William F. Watson
Judd Welborn and Natalie Rice
Charles W. Welby
Chris White and Danita
   Morgan (B)
Jim White
Chris and Arinn Widmayer
David A. Williams Sr. (B)
Whitney Williams
Fletcher M. Winstead Jr.
David C. Worth Jr.
Dana Zeszotarski


 

Boys & Girls Clubs

Members of our club host an annual Christmas party for the Boys & Girls Clubs. Since 1966, the organization has been at the forefront of youth development, serving thousands of Wake County young people from age 6 to 18 with a safe after school environment. The Boys & Girls Clubs provide a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, and life enhancing programs and character developing experiences that give young people opportunities to be successful in life and become productive members of society.


 

Boys & Girls Homes of North Carolina

Since 1954, Boys & Girls Homes of North Carolina has been a sanctuary for hurting children, a safe place for young people who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or other family dysfunction. The Carolinas District of Kiwanis sponsored a Kiwanis Cottage in 1964, and we have undertaken the challenge to raise $100,000 for the Kiwanis Cottage Legacy Fund to meet the ongoing capital and maintenance needs of the cottage. If you would like information about making a donation, please download the flyer.


Diaper Drive

In partnership with The Diaper Train at Saint Saviour's Center, since 2014 we have held an annual Diaper Drive to collect diapers, baby wipes, and children’s books. Our donations help provide some of the basic needs of young children. Since 2011, The Diaper Train has distributed more than 2 million diapers to low income families in Wake County. The program assists about 1,000 children each month through donations and the hard work of volunteers.

Dictionary Project

Our club participates in an annual division wide project to buy and distribute dictionaries to third grade students in the local cummunity. Students are given the dictionaries to keep and use as their own personal reference books. Dictionaries are essential tools for a quality education, and students cannot do their best work without them. A dictionary in the home serves as a resource for the whole family. It improves everyone's vocabulary and encourages children to learn more words.

Fight Hunger Food Drive

Since 2010, we have sponsored an annual Fight Hunger Food Drive in partnership with Urban Ministries of Wake County. Urban Ministries is a nonprofit human service organization that alleviates the effects of poverty in Wake County by meeting people’s basic needs for food, shelter, and healthcare, providing services that promote self-sufficiency, and building awareness of the issues of poverty within the larger community.


Foster Children

In partnership with Wake County Human Services, our members provide funding to help with Christmas gifts and a holiday party for foster children each year.

 

Golf Club Drive

We have held an annual Gold Club Drive since 2017 in partnership with The First Tee of the Triangle, a nonprofit youth development organization, to collect gently used golf clubs, golf bags, golf balls, golf shoes, and golf accessories for children. Since 2004, The First Tee of the Triangle has served thousands of children by teaching life skills through the game of golf.


Kiwanis One Day

Each year, Kiwanis Clubs around the world join in a global day of service as part of Kiwanis One Day. The entire Kiwanis family is united in performing nearly a million hours of service around the world in just one day. The energy, commitment, and camaraderie surrounding this single day make the experience of hands-on service even more gratifying for our members as they make an immediate, measurable impact on the community.


Shepherd's Table Soup Kitchen

Since 1986, our club members have volunteered to help serve at the Shepherd's Table Soup Kitchen, located at the Church of The Good Shepherd, 125 Hillsborough Street in downtown Raleigh. The Shepherd's Table has been in operation since 1980 and serves a hot lunch to about 300 people Monday through Friday.




100K Club

The Eliminate Project

The second Kiwanis International Worldwide Service Project was announced in June, 2010. Kiwanis and UNICEF joined forces for The Eliminate Project to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), a disease that results in the painful death of newborn babies. In February, 2016, Kiwanis International announced that the fundraising goal of $110 million had been reached to provide immunizations for more than 100 million mothers and their future babies.

In March, 2012, our club voted to participate in The Eliminate Project as a 100K Club with a fundraising goal of $100,000. We reached our goal in September, 2014, raising a total of $110,566.

Donors

 

John A. Aldridge
John M. Alexander Jr.
Courtney T. Allen
Stacy B. Askew
Linda R. Attarian
H. Clifford Baggett
Helen M. Ballentine
Henry V. Barnette Jr.
Robert L. Battle
John E. Beaman
Brian T. Bennett
April Y. Blackwell
Charles F. Blanchard
Frances D. Bobbie
Thomas W. Bradshaw Jr.
John C. Brantley III
Robert N. Brooks
J. Melville Broughton III
Micou M. Browne
Kara M. Brunk
Samuel D. Bundy Jr.
Walter B. Burwell Jr.
Samuel B. Carothers
John H. Collar III
James H. Colson
Drew W. Cook
Robert A. Cooper
Francis W. Crawley
Maria J. Curtis
Janel L. Davis
L. Michael Dodd
Sidney S. Eagles Jr.
Knicole C. Emanuel
Simon T. Everett
F. Hampton Fields
John N. Fountain
I. Allan From
Robert R. Gardner
Alice D. Garland
Harold R. Garner
William A. GarrettJr.
John S. Gastineau
Stephen T. Gheen
Robert L. Gomez
Robert S. Goodale
Martin K. Green Jr.

 

James C. Greene
Robert P. Gruber
Stephen M. Guy
Harold G. Hall
Lawrence A. Hamilton
J. Fallon Hanley
Marythrease M. Harrell
T. Randall Hartley Jr.
Benjamin J. Hedgepeth
Thomas G. Hogg
Roy L. Holley
Douglas C. Hopkins
John C. House
Jeffrey's Grove Elem. Sch. PTA
M. Keith Kapp
Randall E. Keen
Curtis M. Kirby Jr.
Phillip J. Kirk Jr.
Kiwanis Club of Raleigh
Daniela Lammers
H. Martin Lancaster
B. E. Lattimore
Andrew N. Leager
Travis H. Leager
Carol LeClair
James C. Little III
John N. McClain Jr.
R. Tony McCollum
Clyde H. McDowell
Floyd D. Merritt
Hal M. Miller
Jonathan G. Mills
Burley B. Mitchell Jr.
Michael B. Moore
Danita J. Morgan
Timothy James Morgan
Louis J. Murray
John M. Nunnally
Clifton Wilson Oldham
Donald R. Osborne
Winston L. Page Jr.
Harold G. Panel
William G. Pappas
J. Lee Parker
Kip E. Patterson
Gary H. Pendleton

 

Gray E. Pendleton
J. Stuart Phoenix
A. Kent Pittman
LeJon Poole
Garland Radford Jr.
Jack R. Radford
Ann Clark Ramsay
George B. F. Ramsay
Jonn E. Ramsay, Jr.
Kerr Craige Ramsay
Arthur G. Raymond Jr.
Hurley P. Raynor
Paul D. Reynolds III
Martha T. Rippard
Patrick M. Roberson
David F. Roesler
Gerald A. Rudisill Jr.
Robert J. Ruiz
Tarver E. Sammons Sr.
Charles B. Sawyer
Sally H. Scherer
Robert B. Schwentker
June M. Small
Roscoe L. Strickland III
M. Gray Styers Jr.
H. Clay Taylor III
Kevin B. Theobald
E. Marvin Thompson Jr.
Michael D. Thornton
Rebecca G. Thornton
Larry F. Tilley
Joseph V. Turchetti
Steven van Westendorp
Gwendolyn L. Vass
Martin L. Vernon
Harry G. Walker III
Donald M. Watson
Charles W. Welby
Charles B. Wheless
Christopher L. White
David A. Williams Sr.
Fletcher M. Winstead Jr.
David C. Worth Jr.
Patrick H. Yanke
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The Salvation Army

We donate leftover food from our weekly meetings and provide volunteers to work in the kitchen at The Salvation Army of Wake County. One of the largest charitable and social service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army has been serving the people of Wake County since 1887. The organization provides food for the hungry, companionship to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, opportunities for underprivileged children, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, and many more services to assist those in need.


Wake County Public Libraries

In honor of our speaker each week, we donate a children's book to the Wake County Public Libraries.




 

SERVICE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

Aktion Club

Aktion Club is an organization for adults living with disabilities who desire to become leaders in the community and provide service to others. We sponsor the Aktion Club of Greater Raleigh, chartered in 2008, with support from The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of Wake County, and in affiliation with Wake Enterprises.


Builders Club

Builders Club is the largest service organization in the world for middle school and junior high students. Members learn to work together and develop leadership skills as they serve their schools and communities. We sponsor the Builders Club at Martin Middle School, chartered in 2015.


 

Circle K International

Circle K International is a Kiwanis organization devoted to involving college and university students in campus and community service while developing quality leaders and citizens. Emphasis is placed on service, leadership, career development, and fellowship. Circle K members are inspired to better the world through projects on campus, in the community, and on a global scale. We sponsor Circle K at North Carolina State University, chartered in 1961, and at  Meredith College, chartered in 2015.


Key Club International

Key Club International is a Kiwanis organization for high school students that conducts an active program of service in the school and community. Its objectives include the development of initiative, leadership, and good citizenship, and it is the largest high school service organization in the world. We sponsor Key Clubs at Athens Drive High School, chartered in 1987, Broughton High School, chartered in 1991, Enloe High School, chartered in 1993, and Wake Early College of Health and Sciences, chartered in 2013.




PAST PROJECTS

IDD

In 1994, Kiwanis International announced its first Worldwide Service Project, in partnership with UNICEF, with a goal of eliminating iodine deficiencey diseases (IDD) throughout the world. Nearly $100 million was raised, and IDD projects were funded in 95 nations. The project has been heralded as one of the most successful health initiatives in the world. Our club reached our goal of $75,000 in 1999 and eventually raised $101,000.


Habitat for Humanity

In 1996-1997, our club sponsored the financing and construction of a Habitat for Humanity house on Spaulding Street in Raleigh. The total cost of $46,800 was paid for with $30,000 in contributions from 115 of our members, $2,000 from an Athens Drive High School Key Club fundraiser, and $14,800 from the Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation. 60 of our members worked on the house along with students from our sponsored Key Clubs and other groups.


Victory Junction

In 2004-2005, we raised $51,540 to help build a Kiwanis Cabin and provide camperships at Victory Junction. Located in Randleman, North Carolina, the summer camp enriches the lives of children aged 6 to 16 who have chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing life changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a medically sound environment. The program offers a week of exhilarating, challenging and nurturing fun under comprehensive, but unobtrusive, 24 hour medical supervision.