Quarter 2 Update (2019-2020)

Greetings, Capital District Kiwanis Members –

The Capital District Kiwanis Foundation hopes each of you, as well as your families, are staying safe and healthy amid the circumstances that face our world at this moment in time.

The Capital District Kiwanis Foundation continues to work hard to execute another successful year in assisting our communities, clubs, and local pediatric trauma centers. Given the work that has occurred over the last three months, we are pleased to provide you with another quarterly update.

At the February meeting of the Foundation, we were pleased to vote on three grant applications that were submitted during our fall process. The Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg was awarded $5,000 towards their Kids Imagination Studio; the Kiwanis Club of Blacksburg, VA was awarded $800 for their music program; and the Kiwanis Club of Waynesboro was awarded $5,000 for their literacy program. Each of these clubs will be featured on our Facebook page as their projects evolve. The Foundation will consider all grant requests that were submitted by March 15th at the May meeting. If your club is looking for financial assistance, please check out how you can receive a grant from the Foundation by reading our website at https://k03.site.kiwanis.org/foundation-grants/

Help us make a splash of cash for pediatric trauma! It is time again for the Ducky Derby! The Ducky Derby Chairman, Mr. Charles Marks, has set a goal of raising $11,500 this year. We did it last year and we can do it again! The drawing will take place at the conclusion of the House of Delegates on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the Capital District Kiwanis Convention. You do not need to be present to win, but you do need to have a ticket in the drum! Tickets will continue to be sold throughout the spring and summer. If you are in need of tickets, please contact your division’s foundation director or contact Ducky Derby Chair, Charles Marks at [email protected]

The Ducky Derby has seen many changes over the last six years; however, we cannot continue to provide support to the local pediatric trauma centers associated with the Capital District without your help! The Capital District Kiwanis Foundation Board of Directors would like your input to continue making positive changes to the Ducky Derby! Please participate in a survey located at https://k03.site.kiwanis.org/ducky-derby-raffle-survey/ to provide your opinions and ideas! All responses are due by June 1, 2020.

As a reminder, the Foundation is now a participant in the Amazon Smiles Program and would love your support as you online shop during this social distancing period! You can shop on Amazon for all of your needs and 0.5% of your total will be donated back to the Foundation. We appreciate any and all support that you are able to provide! Have you liked us on Facebook yet? (https://www.facebook.com/capitaldistrictkiwanisfoundation/) We encourage you to like our page and become an active contributor. While you are on the computer, make sure to check out our website to access resources for further educating yourself and fellow members on how the Foundation works for clubs and communities.

The Board is working hard this year to engage every club and every member in fundraising to positively impact citizens throughout our district in the name of Kiwanis! With that, if you have any ideas or feedback, please send them to [email protected]

In Service Together,

The Capital District Kiwanis Foundation 2019-2020 Board