Poughkeepsie Kiwanis played an important role in the foundation and ongoing operation of Mid-Hudson Works over 70 years ago, a partnership that continues to this day. Mid-Hudson Works employs Veterans and people with disabilities.
For several decades the Kiwanis Club of Poughkeepsie has been involved in the Salvation Army, serving on the Advisory Board of Directors and we have dedicated thousands of man-hours volunteering for the Poughkeepsie corp.
The Kiwanis Club of Poughkeepsie made sure that the City of Poughkeepsie and our community would be able to memorialize the events of 9/11 by raising funds and securing a piece of the WTC for the memorial park, pictured above in front of City Hall.
A little known fact, but our club helped lobby in 1930 in Albany to get the Franklin D. Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge constructed at the Poughkeepsie location.
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without your help!
We support children of pre-school ages thru high school senior ages, thru scholarships and financial recognition awards, helping to make sure all children have access to fulfilling education programs.
Awards are granted to students selected by their school as a graduating senior wh demonstrated an appreciation of the value of community service by volunteering their time to those who are less fortunate, while maintaining strong academic standards.
We also give out a number of scholarships each school year to local college-bound graduating seniors who have demonstrated involvement in community service. Your support also allows our club to send underserved local children, many with special needs, to our NY State District run “Kamp Kiwanis” summer camp located in upstate New York.
Through our Young Children Priority One program, we also provide tuition assistance to inner-city children attending a local pre-school.
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