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Programs sponsored by Sandy Kiwanis

Key Club
Key Club International is the high school organization sponsored by Kiwanis International.  Key Club assists Kiwanis in carrying out its mission to serve the children of the world. High school student members of Key Club perform acts of service in their communities, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives.  They also learn leadership skills by running meetings, planning projects and holding elected leadership positions at the club, district and international levels.

Builders Club
Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school and junior high students, with more than 45,000 members worldwide.

Members learn to work together and develop servant-leaders skills as they serve their school and community. In partnership with UNICEF and March of Dimes, the clubs are able to expand their outreach to babies and children of the world.

First Book Program
“Young Children: Priority One” is the International Kiwanis motto. With that in mind, the “First Book “Program was launched, in order to emphasize the importance of learning and enjoying reading at an early age. We start with the Kindergartners, as they are at varying degrees of readiness to learn to read; provide them with a choice of books and young adults to read to them. 

Firewood Program
Each year the Sandy Kiwanis, with the help of many other community volunteers, cut, split and deliver firewood to people who need a little extra help due to unplanned family hardships.

Community Easter Egg Hunt
Each year we sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt at Meinig Memorial Park for children up to eight years of age.

College Scholarships
Each year the Sandy Kiwanis Club awards three $1,000 scholarships to Sandy High School graduates.

Individual and Group Youth Support
The amount of funding varies each year.  Essentially this program provides some financial assistance to individuals or groups requesting some financial assistance.  Examples would be a Choir or individual choir member going to a regional or national competition, the FFA going to a regional or national competition, a student being invited to a national training seminar, etc.

OSTD Activities Fund
The Oregon Trail School District, due to budget constraints, cannot afford to offer sports and activities to students without requiring a fee. That fee ranges each year, usually around $200 per person per activity.  The OSTD Activities Fund provides money to the administration to be used as "Scholarship" type money which is given out to individual students based on their ability to pay. For example, if a student can afford to pay $50, they will be awarded the remaining amount from this fund. The Kiwanis Club is not the only contributor to the fund, although we are the largest. The amount varies each year depending on many factors, including what, if any, money was left over from the previous year, what the needs are predicted to be, and what the board deems our financial condition is. This is highly funded by our club because it reaches a wide range of students

Christmas Basket Program
For over 55 years the Sandy Kiwanis Club has spearheaded the annual Community Christmas Basket program. Baskets are provided to families residing within the Oregon Trail School District. Students from the Oregon Trail School raise the majority of the canned food The Sandy Fire Department receives and processes all Christmas Basket applications New, unwrapped toys are collected and donated by local businesses, organizations and individuals.  Assembling the boxes is done with help from various community youth groups as well as other volunteers and Friends of Kiwanis.  Each year approximately 350 baskets are pick up or delivered with the help of community volunteer and Friends of Kiwanis.


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