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Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time.
The Carolinas District of Kiwanis International covers both North Carolina and South Carolina with 175 plus clubs and close to 6,000 members.
Our Defining Statement: To assist the clubs to serve one child and one community at a time in the Carolinas District.
Our Core Purpose and Values: To improve lives through fellowship in service.
Our Vision: To be the leading civic organization providing service to others.
Our Mission: To offer service and leadership opportunities to those who desire to serve the needs of children, youth and adults in our communities.
Saving lives is an exciting and serious matter, and that is exactly what the Boys and Girls Home at Lake Waccamaw, NC has been doing since 1954. “I hate to think of what may have happened to me if it were not for the love and caring of those Kiwanians who provided support for their Kiwanis Cottage”, explained Mr. Gary Faircloth. Attendees at the Carolinas District of Kiwanis Conference in February were deeply moved and inspired by the personal testimony of Mr. Faircloth, now President and CEO of Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina. He detailed how he, as a 15 yr. old youngster, was placed in what was at that time, back in 1964, the Home’s brand new “Kiwanis Cottage.” He remained a resident there through his high school years, graduated and went off to East Carolina University and on to a successful professional career. Now, he has returned to the Home as President and CEO to assist and support a new generation of kids!
While celebrating our 50th anniversary of support for the Boys ad Girls Home, the Carolinas District established and promised to fund a $100,000 Legacy Fund, under the supervision of the Carolinas District of Kiwanis, designed to provide for the long-term maintenance and upkeep of the B & G Home’s Kiwanis Cottage. Now, this year, I am challenging all Carolina Kiwanians to become involved in the completion of that promise. Through a series of fundraisers and personal donations, we will complete the funding of the Legacy Fund. We need a lot of $ from a few, and a little $ from a lot of donors.
To that end, I am seeking financial sponsors as I walk the Arthur Ravenel Bridge over the Cooper River in Charleston while at our Carolinas District Convention in August this summer. Additionally, in the interim, if district leaders, clubs, and any interested others would like to support our funding effort, I will be happy to participate in as many “walks” and fundraisers as possible. This is a promise that we are honor bound to keep. Please join us in any capacity, if you will! Kiwanians and non-Kiwanians alike may participate in this effort and make donations to the Kiwanis Cottage Legacy Fund.
Take care, God bless and be well.
Total Raised for the Carolinas: $3,336,340.42 (94.91%)*
$178,975 still needed
*As of Jan 23, 2017
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