Miramar/Pembroke Pines Kiwanis Club Celebrates 26 Years COMMUNITY NEWS
BY HELEN PENLAND
he Miramar/Pembroke Pines Kiwanis Club (MPPKC) celebrated 26 Years of service to the area on August 16th at Bokamper’s Sports Grill in Miramar! Kiwanis members from all of Broward County were invited along with other local officials and the public. Chamber of Commerce president Robert Goltz attended the event along with local officials.
This does not include the smiles and friendships made during the years because Kiwanis cared, especially those made because of #KidsNeedKiwanis. According to Angie Font, the MPPKC group has raised at least $80,000 in college scholarships and gives approximately 1,200 hours annually to mentoring students. The Club directly works with multiple Key Clubs from Miramar high schools.
Among the many thousands of hours of service the Kiwanis Club donates to the community, the extraordinary projects they organized are almost too many to count. Not boasting, by any means, since its inception the organization: ▸▸ Donated many, many pounds of food during every Thanksgiving season ▸▸ Provided many hours to mentoring Key Club students ▸▸ Arranged and worked with equine-assisted physical therapy at the riding arena for the “Horses and Handicapped” program ▸▸ Thousands of dollars for college scholarships ▸▸ Flipped hundreds of pancakes to raise funds ▸▸ Planned multiple projects, attended, worked, and supported them across Broward County ▸▸ Collected school supplies, clothes, toys, and many other items for charitable use
SEPTEMBER 2017 | OUR CITY MIRAMAR
For more information about the Kiwanis Club and their initiatives, check out their website at http://www.kiwanismiramarpines.com/ or contact them at email@example.com.