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Second Annual Kiwanis One Day

When Kiwanis–family members are called upon for a day of service, it's amazing what they can accomplish.
In Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, Kiwanians spent many hours in the hot sun painting a school for the second annual Kiwanis One Day held Saturday, April 5, 2008. In Jamaica, more than 600 people attended the Mini Expo and Speakers' Forum to bring global and national climate change to center stage. In Pennsylvania, Kiwanis members teamed with other organizations to offer 3,000 children and adults The Biggest Bedtime Story event, where kids got books and snacks.

And, here in Puerto Vallarta, members of the newly-formed Kiwanis Club of Puerto Vallarta rolled up their sleeves to assist Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza (RISE), a non-profit shelter for babies and children under the age of 15 who have been turned over by DIF, a Mexican government social services organization that protects the rights of children. Some of these beautiful children come from unbearable situations having been abused, neglected, or simply abandoned. Food was provided by Banana Cantina and crafts facilitated by PVRPV.com.

More than 1,500 Kiwanis-family clubs participated in the Second Annual Kiwanis One Day. Projects undertaken ran the gamut from beach cleanups to book drives, playground maintenance to pet days at senior centers, health fairs to high school beautifications.

For more information on Kiwanis, contact Gary Green at (322) 150-7214 or Jim Boland at (322) 222-2866.

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