Levittown Kiwanians and their family members act as Santa's Helpers, wrapping presents for the Summit Lane DLC Party.
On Friday, Dec. 15, the Levittown Kiwanis Club will host its Annual Holiday Party for students in the Summit Lane DLC Program. This is a special event that is as enjoyable for the Kiwanis members who get to see the joy on the children's faces as it is for the children who each receive a present from Santa. Members of the Kiwanis Club got to act as Santa's helpers last weekend, wrapping presents to be distributed to the students at the party.
The Levittown Kiwanis Club will join with the Levittown Community Council to decorate and light the small tree in front of HSBC Bank on Hempstead Turnpike. The tree decorating will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16 and the lighting will immediately follow. Anyone is welcome to attend.
Terrific Kids is a program that provides schools with a tool to reward students for special achievements that may otherwise go unnoticed. The Levittown Kiwanis Club has begun scheduling the Terrific Kids Programs in each of the elementary and middle schools in the Levittown and Island Trees Districts for the current school year.
The following are the Terrific Kids Programs that have been scheduled for the beginning of 2007 on Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 9:15 a.m. at Wisdom Lane Middle School, Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 9:15 a.m. at Gardiners Avenue School, Thursday, Jan. 18 at 2:25 p.m. at East Broadway School and Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 9:15 a.m. at Salk Middle School.
Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time- locally, through Kiwanis club sponsored activities and programs and globally through the Kiwanis International Worldwide Service Project and other worldwide initiatives. Kiwanis members are service-minded men and women united in their commitment to and compassion for others.
Kiwanis International's continuing service focus is called "Young Children: Priority One." This program seeks to serve the special needs of young children from prenatal development to age 5 in four areas: maternal and child health; child care and development; parent education and support; and safety programs and pediatric trauma care.
The Levittown Kiwanis Club is a very active part of our local community. Levittown Kiwanis hosts food drives, sends underprivileged children to camp, gives scholarships, sponsors community events and more. 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 every Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. at La Focaccia Restaurant, 70 East Village Green, Levittown, NY 11756. Telephone: 796-4461.
Look for the Kiwanis Korner in the Levittown Tribune every week.