Did you know through our fundraising efforts, Kiwanis Club of South East Volusia County supports children and young adults in the community?
In a typical year Kiwanis International invest more than 6.2 million hours and 100 million dollars in their respective communities. The Kiwanis Club of SEVC (New Smyrna) is comprised of roughly 65 local members who donate their time and money to various causes in Southeast Volusia County. Proceeds raised from this event directly benefit children in our community and leave a lasting impression on future generations.
Here’s a list of our fundraisers and givebacks throughout the year.
Strike It Rich (March 19, 2016)
How can anyone pass up the opportunity to win $10,000, including food, drinks & dancing while waiting for the lucky winner to be announced? This is a favorite event which helps Kiwanis raise a significant amount of money for the children and young adults in the community. Don’t miss this exciting event, plenty of fun and prizes for all who attend.
Holiday Charity Ball
This gala is a wonderful event sponsored by Kiwanis. Great food, live music. Proceeds benefit the Bert Fish Hospital Foundation and Kiwanis.
ARC Ball (May)
An annual party to remember. A live band plays with plenty of food and beverages for the mentally and physically challenged guests of honor. Volunteers and guests always have a wonderful time dancing the night away.
Fishing Derby (Nov)
FREE ADMISSION to this annual fishing event on Riverside Drive. This giveback is open to ALL Boys & Girls ages 4-14. 1 bag of frozen shrimp is provided to each child, free face painting, hot dogs & drinks after the Derby. Each year we raffle off a prize, like a flat screen color TV or motor bikes for the kids. Trophies Include: Longest, Smallest & Most Fish caught. A limited number of reconditioned Bicycles will also be given away to those families in need of one.
Bob Noss Teacher Mini Grants (May)
One of our weekly meetings is set aside for the Bob Noss Teacher Mini-grants. Each year all teachers within the community have the opportunity to apply for a mini grant to fund special projects, classroom supplies or equipment which they may not otherwise be able to fund through their school’s budget. Elementary through High School age students directly benefit from the awards given.
Other Sponsorships (all year)
In the past year we have used the money we raised for the following:
- ARC Ball
- Bob Noss Mini Grants
- Boy Scouts of America
- Children’s Bike Program
- Children’s Cancer Fund
- Christmas Parade
- Futures Foundation
- New Smyrna PAL
- Victims Advocacy
- YMCA and others.