provided to The Santiva Chronicle
In advance of the holiday season, and in recognition the unique burden this year has placed on the social support network, Kiwanis of Sanibel-Captiva recently provided special grants to three local organizations. Those receiving a welcome year-end check were F.I.S.H. of Sancap, Community Housing Resources and Friends Who Care.
Commenting on the special grants, Bill Hay, Kiwanis President, said: “It has been a difficult year for non-profits, particularly the community service agencies, and in this holiday period the needs of many of our fellow citizens are particularly great. Our Club decided to depart from our normal cycle of awarding grants in the Spring in order to provide some extra support now for some organizations which most directly respond to those fundamental needs.”
The local Kiwanis Club has a long history of supporting Island youth through its Scholarship Program and through grants to other non-profits providing educational, recreational and developmental programs for young people. It’s work is funded by those who participate in the Club’s major fundraising activities….the “Diners Delight” 2 for 1 Restaurant Coupon Books, the annual Spaghetti Dinner in February, and the Kiwanis Golf Tournament in the Fall.
Anyone interested in becoming a member can learn more by visiting the Club’s website.