TWIN CITY KIWANIS CLUB GIVES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK DRIVE:
On Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, the Twin City Kiwanis will participate in a food drive sponsored by
the Carolinas District Kiwanis Clubs. On that day, club members are asked to bring cans of food and other nonperishable items to the meeting. All donations will go to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina in Winston-Salem. (Checks, payable to that organization, also will be accepted.)
The statistics related to hunger in America are alarming. In 2012, 15.8 million children lived in homes with food insecurities. In North Carolina, one in four children is hungry.
Please make a donation to help improve these statistics.
SALVATION ARMY'S RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN:
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.
Here in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina, the Twin City Kiwanis Club has a long history of supporting local, nonprofit youth organizations with annual donations--all proceeds from our annual Pancake Jamboree. And throughout the year, the Club also takes on various community service projects.
During the holidays, the club participates in the Salvation Army of Winston-Salem's annual Red Kettle Campaign. Club members ring bells and collection monetary donations from the public at these Winston-Salem locations:
In December, 2015, the club collected $6,294 for the Salvation Army. (This total includes a $1,000 donation from the club.)
--Photo credit: Walt Kinsey
CLUB RECEIVES 2016 'DOING THE MOST GOOD' AWARD
On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, Lt. Karl Bush (left), of the Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem, presented a “Doing the Most Good” award to the Twin City Kiwanis Club, recognizing the club’s continued support of The Salvation Army. Twin City Kiwanis Club president Art Barnes (right) accepted the award from Lt. Bush during National Salvation Army Week.
The presentation took place at the club’s weekly meeting at Forsyth Country Club.
Kiwanis members volunteer every December to ring bells and collect donations for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign.
--Photo Credit: Tyler Cox
BLANKET DRIVE FOR THE HOMELESS OF WINSTON-SALEM:
In February, 2015, members of the Twin City Kiwanis Club collected and donated more than 50 blankets to the Winston-Salem Police Department’s Downtown Bike Patrol. The blankets were given to homeless people downtown. During that month, the Twin City Kiwanis Club has had a series of speakers on the topic of homelessness. At the presentation were (L to R) Art Barnes, the club’s president-elect; Tyler Cox, marketing-committee chair; and Sgt. Kevin Bowers and Corp. Josh Henry, of the Downtown Bike Patrol.
--Photo credit: Walt Kinsey