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Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman

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Crisis Center Donation

Santa Landing Event

Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman: A Year of Impactful Service and Community Engagement in 2023 and Beyond

The Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman is proud to reflect on a year of transformative community service and philanthropy, and we’re excited to announce our plans for 2024, focusing on inclusivity, engagement, and expanding our positive impact.

Santa Landing Extravaganza: Spreading Joy to Over 300 Children

On the first Saturday of December 2023, the Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman hosted its magical annual “Santa Landing” event, delighting over 300 children in the community with a fun-filled afternoon, including food, drinks, games, and entertainment. Each child gets to meet Santa and have their photograph taken together, and each child receives the gift of a brand new book. This joyful occasion exemplifies the Club’s commitment to bringing happiness and positive experiences to the youngest members of our society. The event was generously sponsored by Carey Olsen, Reliable Industries, The Baby Shoppe, CUC and The Insurance Company of the West Indies.

Commitment to the Environment

The Club takes continued steps to minimise the impact of our events on the environment, setting an example for our younger generations. We endeavour to make each event more sustainable than the last!

Donation of Toys to East End Nursery

In conjunction with the Indian Community of Grand Cayman, we were able to donate dozens of toys to the new East End Nursery.

Crisis Center Relief Donation: Supporting Those in Need

Our dedication to assisting those facing crises was evident in our substantial donation of relief materials to the Crisis Center, offering essential support to individuals and families during challenging times, particularly women and their children, who have fled domestic abuse. One of our Directors also assists at the Crisis Center Christmas parties; further strengthening the charitable relationship between the Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman and the Crisis Center.

Holiday Feeding Program: Nourishing 273 Children in Collaboration with the Ministry of Education

In collaboration with the Ministry of Education, the Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman successfully implemented a Holiday Feeding Program, providing nutritious meals to 273 children who lacked access to school meals during the festive period.

Beach Clean-Up

On 18 February, we will be doing a beach clean-up. The community will be invited to join us in making a difference to the environment, one bag of rubbish at a time!

Upcoming Annual Bikeathon Fundraiser – “KiwaniBike”: 3 March 2024

Looking ahead to 2024, we are excited to announce our Annual Bikeathon Fundraiser (“KiwaniBike”) scheduled for 18 February 2024. This event will see participants cycling from the Blow Holes in East End to Spotts Dock in Savannah, covering a distance of 22 kilometers. Funds raised will contribute to the Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman’s Circle K and Key Clubs, fostering the development of young leaders in local schools.

Autism Awareness

April is autism awareness month. We will be announcing events nearer the time.

Breakfast for Dinner

This year we will be resuming the Breakfast for Dinner event, on 8 June 2024 at the Marriott. Funds raised will provide breakfast for children in need – at seven schools across the island.

Community Engagement: “Service Without Membership” Programme

As part of our commitment to community engagement, the Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman is launching the “Service Without Membership” programme. We invite members of the community, who may not be part of our club, to join hands with us in serving our community. Friends of Kiwanis can actively participate in various upcoming projects, including KiwaniBike, Autism Awareness Week, Blood Drive, Beach Cleanup, and our signature recurring projects such as the Book Mobile (aiding children in learning to read), Breakfast for Dinner, and the Meals Provision Programme for kids during school holidays.

Get Involved: Join Us in Making a Difference!

We extend a warm invitation to individuals and businesses to support our endeavours through corporate sponsorships and donations. Contact us at info@kiwanis.ky  – or message us on Facebook or Instagram – to enquire about sponsorship opportunities.

Please follow us on Facebook or on Instagram, to keep up to date with our community projects and fundraising efforts.

Let’s make 2024 a year of collective impact and community enrichment!

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