The Kiwanis Club of Lincoln sponsored a bedroom at the House for $25,000!
Thank you to every Kiwanis Family member and club that has stepped up to help the Kiwanis Family House (KFH) this year. Both Kiwanis International and the California-Nevada-Hawaii District allowed us to show case the Kiwanis Family House by asking us to do seminars at their conventions.
The Kiwanis Club of Lincoln sponsored a bedroom at the House for $25,000 payable over 5 years and challenged others to follow.
The Kiwanis Club of Carmichael has met the challenge and we’ve been informed that a division and a region in CAL-NEV-HA are considering doing the same thing. So many Kiwanis Clubs, Key Clubs and Circle K members show up on a regular basis at our KFH as volunteers and on fund raisers to help us with the many activities it takes to keep us operating 24/7.
Almost 90 Kiwanis Clubs have joined KFH as Sponsor Clubs and we just had our first Aktion Club become a sponsor.
As we thank the 2011-12 Kiwanis Family leaders for keeping our Kiwanis Family House as a high priority for your clubs and your members, we ask the 2012-13 leaders to keep the support of Kiwanis Family House as an ongoing priority for your clubs. Families still need help to stay at the House and every $50 donation provides another night’s lodging for a family that could not otherwise afford to stay close to their ailing or injured family member in the hospital.
Each month we set a new record for the number of families – we served 164 in July.
We still have never turned away a family because they could not afford to pay because of the Kiwanis Family members who donate to the Sponsor A Family program. As long as we have money in the account we can continue to accept everyone that needs our help and still meet our financial obligations.
The next time you visit our KFH check out the new art work on the walls. Sacramento City College Professor Frank Zamora has had his students creating art work and they have donated over 30 paintings to the House. What a nice face lift for the rooms and public areas these nicely framed paintings have provided.
Former Board treasurer Joyce Blonskij and husband John came to the last board meeting and dropped off a $1,000 check as she continues to donate commission checks from her recent international best-selling book “Own the Clouds” to the House.
Gary Christensen and Emily Chirk have organized several very successful money raising projects with the Fun Events Company. This has netted over $6,000 for our KFH.
The Lincoln club made their pledge in January 2012 and issued a challenge to the other clubs. The Carmichael club took up the challenge and made their pledge in August.