Kiwanis Club of Dayton

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Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of Dayton!

Serving the Children of the World

on the FIRST & THIRD Tuesday's at 12 Noon
Sinclair Community College
444 West Third Street
Building 12 - Room 231
Dayton, OH  45402
United States
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Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.

President Chuck Sousa was pleased to present a check for $1,500 to Kelli Sharp, Dayton Children's Injury and Health Outreach Specialist for their "Stay Ahead of the Game Program" where they provide free Bike Helmets to children in need to help prevent traumatic brain injuries from biking, skate boarding and scooter accidents by educating kids on the importance of safety in these activities and keeping their helmets on and head protected.  The Kiwanis Club of Dayton Foundation will be able to provide helmets for 375 children.
 
Kelli spoke to the Kiwanis group on January 17th and provided statistics on biking accidents in 2015 there were 434 bike accidents that were treated at Dayton Children's for their injuries.  Head trauma is a leading cause of death in children and they are 4 times more likely to survive an accident if they are wearing a properly fitting helmet.
 
Most helmets are distributed at bike rodeos and bike safety events around the region...however if your child is in need of a bike helmet please contact Dayton Children's to get them a free helmet. 
 
For more information, contact:
Marketing Communications Department
Phone: 937-641-3666
marketing@childrensdayton.org
We delivered our first Cake for Kids on Saturday, 1/14 to 3 Year old Faith.  She is a shy little girl but she was happy to see her Minion cake with bright pink piping..  Her cake was yellow with white frosting, her favorite.
Kiwanis Cake for Kids is a pilot program to deliver birthday cakes at no charge to children up to age 12 who do to their family circumstances may not otherwise receive a cake.  We believe every child deserves to be celebrated.
 
We are partnering with Evans Bakery and community bakers to meet the needs of children in our community.
 
Currently, children are being referred to Kiwanis via the Brighter Futures/Help me Grow program but will expand to other agencies as we work through our logistics.  More to follow...
 
It fills our hearts with cheer when we hold our annual Christmas breakfast with Santa at the House of Bread. Seeing joy in the eyes of the children is such a gift. This year, we served about 40 kids and their parents.  Each child received 2 TOYS!!! as well as a ginger bread reindeer cookie from Evan's Bakery.  Each parent received a gift bag as well.  House of Bread provided a yummy breakfast of pancakes, eggs and ham.  The kids worked on crafts and colored pictures while they anxiously awaited Santa's arrival.  They ushered him in with a rendition of Jingle Bells.  Santa was delighted to hear them singing and to receive their beautiful drawings.
 
Kiwanians who served at this event were Jeff Funkhouser, Bob Buescher, Chuck Sousa, Bobby Beavers, Pam Albers, Mark Cooper, Diane Graham and Kelly Brown.  Diane's granddaughter, Ellie, and husband, Frank.  Chuck worked on bracelets while Mark's wife Susan and son Kevin lead the craft making. 
Thank You Santa, Evan's Bakery and all of our wonderful Dayton Kiwanians for making this event so special.  God Bless you all and have a Very Merry Christmas!
 
 

October 3rd - Patrick Gill "Montgomery County Ohio College Promise"

October 17th- Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers & Board"

October 31st - Special Meeting at Ronald McDonald House


Answers to commonly asked questions about Kiwanis Club membership.
 

Professionals today juggle career, family, friends and personal interest.  Little time is left over for community involvement and the satisfaction of volunteerism.
 
You can make the most of the time you give to your community by belonging to a Kiwanis Club.
 
Kiwanians achieve together what individuals cannot accomplish alone - and have fun doing it!