The Kiwanis Club of North Shore is pleased to recognize two outstanding seniors from North Shore High School, Lauren Hagen for November and Sophie Blumenthal for December. Both young ladies were chosen on their outstanding contributions to their school and community. Pictured: Top Row Principal EricContreras, 2nd row President of the Kiwanis Club John Kle & Past Distinguished President Roger Hill, 3rd row the honorees Sophie Blumenthal & Lauren Hagen.
Kiwanis Club of North Shore, along with our Key Club, was proud to partner up with North Shore Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and The Gold Coast Business Association for a food drive that fed over 200 families. Many thanks to the donors and volunteers for their support. In spite of a drenching day it was a great success!!
An amazing show of generosity by the community and our Kiwanis North Shore Volunteers, including the Key Club and Young Professionals. $850 raised in cash donations plus two SUV’s and an oversized van full of groceries. The NOSH group, distributing the groceries, estimates enough to feed 200 families. A wonderful event in difficult times!
Congratulations to our Students of the Month for September and October shown here with Pres. John Kle and Lt. Gov. Roger Hill!
Welcome to New Members! L to R – Isabel Eisen, Beb Dresdale, Ever Padilla and Connie Pinilla!!!
Proud to say that Kiwanis North Shore is helping to feed members of the community. We recently gave donations of $500 each to Nosh, Mutual Concerns, St. Mary’s Human Concerns and Salvation Army. Please remember to support charities like these as food pantries and other support groups may be closed due to the quarantine.
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!