News Flash

Our donation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Organization! Special to our heart as alumni of the NS Key Club, Jesse Giordano, is a childhood survivor of Hodgkin
We are proud to make a donation to Kamp Kiwanis! The camp provides a camping experience for youth, adults and individuals with many forms of disabilities and health impairments. Pictured: President Roger Hill and Kamp Kiwanis DPP Leslie McCarthy
The Kiwanis Club of North Shore annually collects toys for Cohen Children’s Medical Center. The toys will be transported by North Shore High School students to Cohen on December 20 th . This event is spearheaded by the key club and is an annual event by the club. Pictured are some of the Kiwanis members who participated in this wonderful event. L to R: John Kle, Olga Scileppi, Jeanne Canning, Julia Salat, Linda Balance, Doug Barnaby, Roger Hill, Delia Verna.
The North Shore Kiwanis Club recognizes seniors at the North Shore High School for their outstanding service to our community. Each month seniors are selected for this recognition. Pictured is Claudia Scala Student of the Month for November & her family. L to R: Kiwanis President Roger Hill, the Scala Family, Keith Scala, honoree Claudia and proud parents MaryEllen & Peter Scala.

The North Shore key Club for the 2019-2020 year of service has chosen a very important topic in the interest of our students world-wide. We currently have a widespread Juuling epidemic that has impacted our fellow peers.  The key club hopes to spread the message that …..”Juuling Isn’t Cool” and has created a video that will be widely shared through social media platforms such as YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook. 
Students of the month September and October 2019!
The Kiwanis and Key Clubs annually joins hands with The Salvation Army for the holiday Kettle Drive. Join us at Holiday Farms in Glen Head and Stop & Shot in Glen Cove!
Our amazing 50th Anniversary Mini-Mart!!! Shout out to Lisa and Roger Hill and the rest of the Kiwanis Volunteers that make this happen! For more photos go to
Black and White Ball 2019
Sea Cliff Veterans Parade

Klothes for Kids – AKA Personal Shopper

Over 25 years ago, North Shore Kiwanis initiated an event called Klothes for Kids. Through the local schools, we get a list of 20-25 children whose families are in need of some financial help when it comes to shopping for back-to-school clothes for their children. After we are given the names, children from ages 6 through 12, a committee makes contact with the parents and the project is off to a start.

On a Saturday in August, we enlist “personal shoppers” from the Club to accompany each child. We all meet at NS High School where our bus waits to take the children, with chaperones, to JC Penney in Roosevelt Field. Penney provides us with amazing service. Upon our arrival at 8:30 AM, they have a breakfast for all of us before we begin our day. Last year, each child was also given a backpack to start the new school year. Once fortified with a full stomach, the shopping begins. Each adult shopper is provided with $200 to spend on his/her child. The parents provide a list of sizes and prioritize the items most needed. This is a very exciting 2 hours. Most children have very definite ideas about what they like AND being “cool” when returning to school is of the utmost importance! You will certainly bond during this experience. You are rewarded by the sheer joy of the children as they leave with bags of great new things.
Our dollars go so far because A) we are a tax-exempt organization, B) JC Penney has great sales at this time of year and C) Penney gives Kiwanis a special discount when we get to the registers that are opened especially for us.
After a fun, but exhausting morning, it’s time for pizza and ice cream at Amalfi Restaurant in Glen Cove. What could be better than new outfits topped off by a delicious lunch! And after all this, the children are back to the high school by 1:00 PM to be picked up by waiting parents.
Many of our members say that this is their favorite Kiwanis event. Often, they bring friends who return on a yearly basis. The Kiwanis mission statement is Children – Priority One. North Shore Kiwanis, a community service organization, takes its mission very seriously. The bulk of the funds spent at our Klothes for Kids day are raised by our annual Pancake Breakfast. Meet new people, help the community, experience personal growth – join North Shore Kiwanis.