By: Bob Wright, Division 2 Director, CapDist Kiwanis Foundation
The Northern Virginia Division (AKA #2) near Washington, DC has clubs large and small, in cities and the suburbs—11 in all, and hundreds of active Kiwanians.
I’m proud of these clubs’ numerous achievements. Together they sponsor many SLPs—quite a feat beyond their numbers: 46 Key Clubs, 2 Circle K, and 4 Builders Clubs. Individually they do wonderful work.
Of individual note recently, Alexandria teamed up with Friends of Guest House to get training for a new counselor who provides for women recently released from incarceration.
Arlington, Fredericksburg, and Mount Vernon had very successful fundraising in spite of COVID-19 and used those funds to greatly benefit their communities, emphasizing food insecurity, housing, and other children and family needs.
Fairfax feeds kids in elementary school through its Meals for Young Minds program. Leesburg helped a family with a severely disabled child pay for needed medical equipment and therapy that insurance doesn’t cover.
Manassas’ two clubs led the effort to raise the funds to build a dedicated YMCA building. South Arlington supported a Career Café in a local high school. Tysons’s Corner packed food to feed hungry children. Woodbridge built a kids’ playground in a community park.
In coming weeks the weekly Wednesday Foundation Facebook Live broadcasts will showcase some of these efforts.
I could go on bragging, but I invite you to interclub with them to learn all about what they do to benefit their communities.
This is D2 in a nutshell. Clubs doing what Kiwanians do, often going above and beyond to serve the children in their communities.