The Alzheimer's Association of Long Island has been working with the Long Island South Central Division of Kiwanis for more than two years. In those two years, Kiwanis, and the Levittown Kiwanis Club, specifically, has really helped the association in many ways, including participating in the organization's annual Memory Walk.
Last year the association raised $117,000, with $5,000 of the that coming from Kiwanis alone. The Levittown Kiwanis Club alone collected in excess of $2,000 for the foundation. In addition, Kiwanis helped staff the event, setting up, flipping burgers, handing out T-shirts and more.
This money has helped enable the association to open a Family Care Center. The Family Center, located at North Shore LIJ, performs clinical reviews at no cost to the families. Proceeds from the annual walk made this center a reality for the Alzheimer's Association.
This year's Memory Walk, which the Levittown Kiwanis Club will again be participating in, is going to be held at Old Bethpage Restoration Village on Sept. 24 and will include a Fall Festival with more attractions for the whole family.
Please save all your soda/drink flip top tabs and all your General Mills box tops and turn them in to the Levittown Kiwanis Club at one of our meetings. The box tops go to St. Jude's Ranch for Children, which, when they reach a specified amount, they are able to redeem for a van. The soda tabs go to the Nassau County Medical Center Burn Unit.
The Levittown Kiwanis Club will be co-sponsoring the Lazy Days of Summer Picnic at the East Village Green on July 16 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Kiwanis will be doing face painting and tattoos at the picnic.
The Levittown Kiwanis Club is a very active part of the Levittown community. If you are interested in learning more about this philanthropic organization and the good works the club does come to a meeting. Guests are welcome to attend. Levittown Kiwanis meets on Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. at: La Focaccia Restaurant, 70 East Village Green, Levittown, NY 11756. Telephone: 796-4461.
Please note that during July and August the club will only meet 7/14, 7/28, 8/11 and 8/25. The club will resume its regular weekly meeting schedule in September.
Look for the Kiwanis Korner in the Levittown Tribune every week.