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It’s About Kids & More…

Mid-Hudson Works & The Mid-Hudson Bridge: Poughkeepsie Kiwanis played an important role in the foundation and ongoing operation of Mid-Hudson Works as well as the effort to get the Mid-Hudson bridge built in Poughkeepsie.

Community Family Development Center and the Poughkeepsie Child Development Center: We provide financial support to these important community not-for-profit day care centers which provide child care for local children from six weeks to twelve years of age.

Salvation Army: For over a decade the Kiwanis Club of Poughkeepsie has been involved in the Salvation Army and we have dedicated thousands of man-hours to volunteer for the local chapter.

Camps & Scholarships

We support children of all ages, starting with helping to make sure all children have access to fulfulling education programs such as summer camps. We also give out a number of scholarships each school year to schools all throughout Dutchess County.

We award scholarships to local college-bound graduating seniors who have demonstrated involvement in community service.  Recipients are nominated by their teachers and school administrators.

Donations allow our club to send underserved local children, many with special needs, to summer camp at our NY State District run “Kamp Kiwanis” in upstate New York.

We sponsor Camp Mariah’s efforts to allow inner-city kids a summer in the country by providing needed supplies to the campers. This includes bug repellent, sun tan lotions, flip-flops, tee-shirts, and a full range of arts and crafts necessities.