Director’s Letter – November 2014

As our memorable 30th anniversary celebration recedes further into our collective memory and we push into our 31st year, we are focused on our immediate future as well the legacy that will outlive most of us. Your current leadership – board and management – are committed to ensuring at least another 30 years of inspirational service. As is any effectively-run organization, we are compelled to elevate our sights beyond the challenges of day-to-day operation and perform as visionary strategic thinkers. While we will not be ready to formally … [Read more...]

Director’s Letter – October 2014

100’s Every Where You Turn Healdsburg Kiwanis in Sonoma County is Kiwanis Family House (KFH) Sponsor Club Number 90. Number 91 is Campbell Kiwanis in Santa Clara County. Number 92 is Grantville-Allied Gardens Kiwanis in San Diego County. Number 93 is Greater Colfax Kiwanis in Placer County. All have come on board in the past two months. We greatly value the spreading geographic representation among our family of Sponsor Clubs. It mirrors the geographic distribution of the persons we serve. Did you know that families from 11 of Nevada’s 16 … [Read more...]

Amador County Kiwanis Make Donation to KFH!


Thank you to the Kiwanis Club of Amador County for your recent $1,000 donation to the Kiwanis Family House!  Pictured below are members of the club with Executive Director Dan Germain at the recent K-Family Workday, where they joined 31 other Kiwanis family organizations for one of our two largest volunteer days of the year. Thank you, Amador County Kiwanis, for your generous donation, for being one of our 92 valued sponsoring clubs, and for your volunteer efforts.  You ROCK! … [Read more...]

Dixon Kiwanis Supports Kiwanis Family House!


Sponsor Club Dixon Kiwanis participated in the most recent K-Family Workday on September 6th, and while there, presented Executive Director Dan Germain with a check for $1,000, representing two grants of $500 each from the Walmart Foundation and Kohl's Foundation. Dixon Kiwanis, like all sponsor clubs, pays annual dues to the Kiwanis Family House, and gives an additional donation to KFH each year.  Thank you to the members and leaders of Dixon Kiwanis for your continued financial and volunteer support of our House! … [Read more...]

Kiwanis Family House Adds 3 New Sponsor Clubs!


The 2015 Cal-Nev-Ha District Kiwanis Convention was last week, and it was a great success for the Kiwanis Family House. At convention, we signed up not one, not two, but THREE new sponsoring clubs: Grantville-Allied Gardens (San Diego), Campbell, and Healdsburg! These three clubs join 89 other clubs throughout California and Nevada who are official sponsors of the Kiwanis Family House. Sponsoring Kiwanis clubs pledge $500 to Kiwanis Family House the first year, and pay annual dues of $100 thereafter. They are also highly encouraged to hold … [Read more...]

Roseville Kiwanis Donates $5,000 For Laundry Room Project


On July 17th, Dan Germain, Rita Germain, and Charlie Bussey attended the lunchtime meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Roseville, where President John DeLury and the club's Board of Directors presented them with a check for $5,000 toward the capital campaign to build a new staff laundry room at KFH. Kiwanis Family House sincerely thanks each and every member of the Kiwanis Club of Roseville, which includes many long-time KFH supporters and past KFH board members. Your generosity brings us another step closer to raising the funds to build the new … [Read more...]

Our Next K-Family Workday is September 6th!

Our next K-Family workday at the Kiwanis Family House is scheduled for Saturday, September 6th! Join us as we work inside and outside our House to clean, beautify, and make our House safe and comfortable for our many guest families. Membesr of Kiwanis clubs, Key Clubs, Circle K, Builder's Clubs, Aktion Clubs, and K-Kids clubs, along with family, friends, and neighbors, are welcome to join in the workday, which will begin at 9 am and end at approximately 2 pm. Contact Operations Manager Charlie Bussey at if you … [Read more...]

Swing “Fore” Kids Golf Tournament is August 25th!

The Citrus Heights Kiwanis Club's annual Swing "Fore" Kids Golf Tournament is set for Monday, August 25th, at Sierra View Country Club in Roseville. This annual event, a fundraiser for the Kiwanis Family House, features a shotgun start beginning at 12:30 pm with a scramble format. Lunch, golf with carts, on-course refreshments, and dinner with wine are included for a cost of $150 per golfer. Prizes are given for the men's and women's putting contest, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams, closest to the hole, and hole in one contests. Also features … [Read more...]

BIG Day of Giving a Success!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Thanks to you, our BIG Day of Giving was a success! During yesterday's 24 hours, we received 76 separate gifts totaling $16,958 from our friends and supporters, new and old! And that doesn't count matching donations, which we'll hear about in the coming weeks! All in all, the BIG Day of Giving raised over $3 MILLION for local nonprofits. Thank you to everyone who gave and shared our message on this historic day!     … [Read more...]

Meet K-Dog!


Meet K-Dog, our mascot for the upcoming BIG Day of Giving (nicknamed “Give BIG DoG”), which will be held on May 6, 2014.  On this one day, nonprofits from all over the Sacramento Region will participate in this one-day fundraising event, sponsored by three local community foundations: Sacramento Region Community Foundation, Placer Community Foundation, and Yolo Community Foundation. What makes the Big Day of Giving so special is that it is just one day – 24 hours – where donations to hundreds of local charitable organizations will be … [Read more...]