The annual meeting of the Kiwanis Family House will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017. The meeting will start at 11 a.m. with an update from Executive Director Dan Germain, Treasurer Matthew Wehner, and Board President Jim Legler. This … [Read More...]
This year’s Big Day of Giving, our fourth, was our most successful Big Day yet, both in terms of dollars raised as well as for engagement with the Sacramento community. Our three events, Morning, Noon, and Night, allowed us to interract with our donors and the community at large in ways we had never done previously. From all indications, this was a formula for success!
Our supporters, all 193 of you, donated $73,718 to our Kiwanis Family House. Combined with the $2,000 in hourly prizes we won, our total for the day was $75,718, surpassing our goal of $75,000! The day was by all measures a great success, and one we could not have achieved without YOU.
The Big Day of Giving is so important to us, and not only because it is our biggest fundraiser of the year. It’s true that the donations we receive are critical to our mission, and allow us to care for over 2,000 guest families annually. But the intangible benefits of the Big Day are equally important to us, including the increased focus within our region on the importance of charitable giving and philanthropy. With over 600 participating organizations this year, the Big Day of Giving shows us just how much good work is being done on behalf of others in our region, and how deserving these organizations are of our support.
On behalf of the staff, guests, and Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Family House, I sincerely thank you for supporting our House on the Big Day of Giving so generously this year. You truly ARE amazing!