Brooksville, Florida (August 2, 2016) – The Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge completed its 2016 Year of Giving campaign with $12,675 donated to various not-for-profit charities in the area. Initially committing to donate a minimum of $5,000 to 11 different organizations, its successful fundraising events allowed the club to expand its scope of giving to include 20 different organizations. The organizations who benefitted from Kiwanis’ Year of Giving are as follows:
- All About Youth track
- ARC of the Nature Coast
- Chamber Student Recognition Program
- Community Health Improvement Project 5-2-1-0 Program (CHIPP)
- Crescent Clinic
- Eckerd Kids Youth Alternative Camp
- Kiwanis Governor’s Project – Xmas in July for Homeless Children
- Hernando High Key Club
- Humane Society of the Nature Coast
- Live Oak Theatre Performing Arts Camp scholarships
- Lunch Aid Program
- Mid FL Community Services—Children’s Advocacy Center
- NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
- New Beginnings Youth Shelter
- Operation H.E.A.R.T.F.E.L.T. – Backpacks of food for children in need throughout the school year
- Pay It Forward Farm Children’s Program
- People Helping People
- Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) Student Government
- PHSC Take Stock Children
- Springstead High School Wrestling Team
About Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge
Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge meets every Friday morning at 7:15 am at Country Kitchen, 20733 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, Florida 34601. For more information about Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge call Katie Stacy, President, at 352-442-5132 or go to www.KiwanisoftheBrooksvilleRidge.com.
Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge was chartered on July 14, 2008 and is one of five clubs in Hernando County (Adventure Coast, Brooksville, Brooksville Ridge, Spring Hill, and Weeki Wachee). The five comprise over 200 men and women dedicated to serving the children of our community. Kiwanis goals locally are to raise funds to help the poor, participating in fellowship, and giving back to the community.
The Kiwanis Clubs of Hernando County are among 8,000 clubs and 250,000 members in 70 countries. It is a global organization of members working to change the world one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis International and its Service Leadership Programs – Circle K, Key Club, Key Leader, Builders Club, K-Kids, Kiwanis Junior, and Aktion Club – dedicate millions of volunteer hours and invest $100 million to strengthen communities and serve children annually.
Kiwanis engaged in its first Worldwide Service Project teaming up with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to virtually eliminate iodine deficiency disorders. These disorders cause various degrees of mental and physical impairment in the fetus and in young children. At this time, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus called Project Eliminate. This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. The effects of the disease are excruciating – tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch.