The Kiwanis Club of Barrie!
Based on requests for support to community associations who help and guide children and youth, we assist with funding and/or volunteer our time. We support the annual Spelling Bee for elementry school children which in turn promotes literacy, another key project of Kiwanis International. We promote Terrrific Kids to local schools with a program to recognize quality character traits such as respect and cooperation. The Barriel Foodbank receives funding annually. We also support and promote our Kiwanis Worldwide Service Project, Eliminate Maternal Neonatal Tetanus a major health and quality of life program to protect mothers and their babies from that infection. For this larger Worldwide Project Kiwanis partners with UNICEF
Food TrailerWe own a food trailer and a food tent that we use at large community events to earn money for contribution to our many community projects that we support.
Children and Youth Clubs
Kiwanis does encourage and support children and youth clubs in cooperation with the educational organizations that they attend. Most common are Builders (grades 6 - 8), Key (high school) Circle K (post secondary) as well as Aktion Clubs for youth and young adults with special needs. The clubs' members run their own activities related to community service in the schools as well as their community. They have a staff advisor as well as a Kiwanis advisor.
Huronia Festival of Arts and CraftsWe participate with the Barrie Art Club in running this event yearly as well as doing food sales in 2 locations during the event.
BingoWe provide Members to help at Bingos to raise money to fund our many community projects.
Civic LunchAnnually we host the elected senior officials of Simcoe County, Barrie, Oro-Medonte, Essa, Innisfil, and Springwater plus the Commander of Base Borden to lunch as appreciation for their service to the community. Their senior staff often attend also.
Pediatric Out Patient Treatment at RVH
For the members of The Kiwanis Club of Barrie, the care of young children is Priority One. Young Children Priority One is a Kiwanis program which identifies the needs of young children in the community ages 0 to 8 years of age and develops projects to meet those needs.
Barrie Literacy Council
We financially support the Adult programs plus the Elementry School Spelling Bee plus volunnteer at the event. The 2014 event was our 11th annual event at the Koslov Centre.
MacLaren Art Centre Childrens' Programs
Financial support is provided to support the childrens' programs.
Grove Park Home
Assistive devices supported with monetary contributions.
The Barrie Food Bank and Good Food, Fresh Food Organizations
Several of these agenices receive ongoing support throughout the year