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 peoples with disabilities.
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.
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.
A little known fact, but our chapter helped lobby Albany to get the Franklin D. Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge built back in 1930.
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 all ages, starting with helping to make sure all children have access to fulfilling 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.
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