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Projects and Activities

Our Kiwanis club participates in a variety of projects throughout the year that involve fundraising, community service, and assisting children locally and worldwide.  Additionally, we have speakers at our meetings to explore topics of interest to the membership. We engage in a number of social activities to share experiences, talents and our collective interests. All represent great opportunities for service, friendships and personal growth.

Below are the projects and activities in which we are currently involved:

Club Projects
(Updated September 2017)

 Project

Descripton

Responsibility

Operation Backpack

Support of United Way of Lowcountry collections of school supplies for elementary schools

Jim Jensen

Meals On Wheels Lowcountry

Driver support for food deliveries on Hilton Head, Bluffton, and Sun City

Jim Jensen

Bluffton Self Help

Support a variety of food and toy distribution efforts

Jim Kulach

Volunteer Bluffton Police Department

Answer non-emergency phone calls and determine disposition

Jerry O’Connor

Veterans support

Assist veterans with Veterans Administration Disability Claims

Ken Kooyman

Red Cedar Elementary School

Literacy program for K, 1, & 2(United Ways Read Indeed), & 3rd, 4th grade. This program is a program of the Lowcountry United Way.

Jim Jensen

Boys & Girls Club

Support of variety of literacy, mentoring, food service activities

Bill Rickett

Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Club members joined by Key Club ring the bell for Salvation Army at a Bluffton location. In 2017 that location was Kroger in Bluffton

Jim Jensen

Five Guys Community Nights-Fundraising

Bluffton Five Guys donates 20% of sales during a five hour period to our club service fund

Bill Rickett

Special Needs Camp/Activities

The club has formed a sub-committee in August 2017 to create a signature club service activity revolving around special needs children

Joe Banks

Antiques Appraisal, Auction, Silent Auction

On 2/24/2018 in the Sequins Ballroom in Bluffton the club will be holding its inaguaral signature fundraising event.

Ken Kooyman

SAM's Club Fundraiser

Collecting donations at the entrance & exits to the Bluffton SAMS Club

Ken Kooyman

Burnt Church Road Trash Pickup

The club has volunteered to pick up trash along Burnt Church Road in Bluffton four times a year. A sign recognizing our efforts will be placed on the road.

Bill Rickett