Jackson
Serving the Children of the World

Projects

Our club is involved in a variety of projects that involve fundraising, community service, and assisting children locally and worldwide.  Below are the projects in which we are currently involved.

Project Name Description Contact
5K Run - "It's All About the KIDS" Annual 5K Run on the 2nd Saturday of November benefitting Kiwanis programs including various Christmas projects in the local community and a variety of programs and projects at Orchard Elementary School Roger Jespersen
Adopt A Family - Christmas Project Provide food and Christmas gifts for one or more families in the Jackson area Holly Thomas
Aktion Club Our club sponsors Aktion Club (a Kiwanis Club for adults with disabilities) Susan Jespersen
Christmas Basket Project Kiwanis Club members provide financial support and
volunteer service at the annual Elks project to provide
food, clothing, and toys to area families
Roger Jespersen
Dictionary Project A dictionary is given to each 3rd grade student at
Orchard Elementary School
Bill Stovall
Key Club Our club sponsors Key Club (a Kiwanis Club for High School students) at Jackson High School Debbie Griffin
Peanut Day A community awareness and fundraising project for the
Dictionary and other Kiwanis projects
Bill Stovall
READ at Orchard
Elementary
A phonetics based program for helping children learn to
read.  Kiwanians tutor and provide resources
Marsha Sander
The Eliminate Project A global health initiative in partnership with UNICEF to
eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.  $1.80 can
protect a mother and her future babies from this deadly but preventable disease.  For more information
go to www.TheEliminateProject.org
Susan Jespersen