Angels Swim Program Saturday, July 25th, 2015

The Richardson Kiwanis Angels Program is an opportunity for kids with physical or cognitive difficulties to participate in team activities. Each child gets a shirt and a cap with Angels logos and our club volunteers help the child through the activities. It’s a fun program and we have lots of community volunteers come out to work with the kids.

This coming Saturday, the Angels will be able to swim at the Richardson YMCA between the hours of 2 and 4pm. YMCA lifeguards will be swimming with the kids as well as Richardson Kiwanis Club members and volunteers. Come join the fun this weekend at the Richardson YMCA on Custer Road just south of Arapaho Road in Richardson!

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Richardson Club adds new program to help North Dallas Kids

The Richardson Kiwanis Club has added a new program designed to help kids whose homes have been destroyed by fire, floods, tornadoes or other natural disasters. We are purchasing backpacks in 6 different colors and dividing them by Gender and Age into 6 different groups. Then, we are packing the bags with school supplies, clothing items, small toys, teddy bears, blankets, toilet items and soap, and other items as donated by local merchants. Our club is looking for these items, as well as books and food items. These packs will be distributed by First Responders on the scene, such as local fire departments, Red Cross, Salvation Army, or our own Kiwanis Clubs. We are looking for volunteers who can help us grow this program so that we can help families in need on a moments notice. If you would like to be a member of the Richardson Kiwanis Club and work specifically on this program, please contact Marshall Kregel at mkregel@hotmail.com .  If you are a member of a service club and would like particulars on the backpack program, contact me and I will send you our notes and some background information on successful backpack programs.

Social Media Strategy for Small Clubs

Home page of the Texas Oklahoma Kiwanis District Website

Each month, the Richardson Kiwanis club covers a different form of social media or technology at one of our meetings. So far, we’ve covered Skype, building a WordPress blog, use of LotusLive Engage, and a “how to” on securing Facebook pages. The second Friday in July, we will spend some time working on Social Media Strategy for small clubs starting with website design and content. In August, we want to cover several different webinar and screen sharing programs.  Our meetings are open to the public and we always have a lot of fun. Please visit our website (link in right column) to get more information about the club and programs.

The Richardson Kiwanis Club supports the Children’s Miracle Network!

Each year, the Richardson Kiwanis club and other clubs in the division (North Dallas, Plano, McKinney, Rockwall)  and district (Texas and Oklahoma) raise funds and collect toys for Children’s Miracle Network. In the last 5 years, we have collected over 100,000 coloring books and crayon sets and donated an additional 15,000 dollars to CMN and Children’s Hospitals in the Dallas area. 

Here’s a link directly to the CMN website where you or your organization can make a donation that will help save a child’s life.  https://donations.childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/

What is Kiwanis?

Kiwanis clubs, located in 80 nations, help their communities in countless ways. Each community’s needs are different—so each Kiwanis club is different. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things happen.

Why become a member?

Strength in numbers. Working together with others increases the likelihood of success. The Richardson Kiwanis Club is an active group of community volunteers who provide services and guidance to children in the Richardson and North Dallas community through programs like Key Clubs, K Kids, and the Richardson Angels Sports teams. Richardson Kiwanis is also a part of a huge program for building wheelchair ramps at homes belonging to financially disadvantaged and elderly people in our city and county. Our Kiwanis Club is a great organization and we would love to have you visit with us to see what we are all about!