Valley Children’s Hospital is of great importance to the Central Valley. Many organizations donate to show their support.
Just recently, Division 5 of Kiwanis presented a check for $8,800. In addition, the Kiwanis clubs California, Nevada, and Hawaii division donated an additional $18,500.
“You’re helping the community, you’re really helping the children. I think everyone should get involved with the community to make it a little bit better,” says John Waayers, Club Treasure of Kiwanis Club of Old Town Clovis.
This donation supports the Valley Children’s Injury Prevention Program, which offers education events like car safety. It even helps families by providing car seats for young children.
“This was a collaborated effort between 12 clubs, that’s what makes it neat when you can work across, it’s a division project it’s not just Old Town Clovis,” says Waayers.
In the past, Kiwanis have hosted a ‘Miracle Mile’ of quarters event. Each club would collect quarters and lay out a mile worth of quarters at Valley Children’s hospital. The number of quarters add up to an estimated $17,000.
In the past ten years, Kiwanis have raised over $250,000 to support Valley Children’s Hospital.