Fort Myers-Edison Kiwanis

Volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.

SHARE THE MAGIC OF BOOKS

The Magic of Storytelling campaign is a collaboration between Disney Publishing Worldwide and Disney | ABC Television Group to help First Book put brand-new books into the hands of children in communities nationwide.

The campaign features a public service announcement, special events, an extensive media campaign, social media activations and a 50-state online challenge.

ABC7 has teamed up with Disney and First Book and the Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers-Edison to bring the Magic of Storytelling to kids in Southwest Florida.

There are many ways to be involved with bringing new books to the children of Southwest Florida. Click here for more information.

SPONSORED YOUTH

Key Club

Key Club International is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. It is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through service to others. Members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities.
 
We sponsor Key Clubs at:
  • Gateway Charter High School
  • North Fort Myers High School

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.
 
We sponsor a Builders Club at:
  • North Fort Myers Academy For The Arts

Aktion Club

Aktion Club is the only service club for adults with disabilities, with more than 11,000 members worldwide.
Aktion Clubs draw members from various organizations that support individuals with disabilities, as well as other community programs. A Kiwanis club, composed of like-minded, service-oriented people from the community, serves as the club’s sponsor
 
We sponsor an Aktion Club at:
  • LARC

Bring Up Grades (BUG)

Bring Up Grades or BUG is a program designed to provide recognition to students who raise their grades into an acceptable range and maintain or continue to raise them from one grading period to the next. Recognition includes being placed on the school’s BUG Honor Roll; a pizza, ice cream or other food-themed party; and presentation of certificates and buttons.
 
We sponsor a BUG program twice a year at
  • Franklin Park

BACKPACKS

Each year, just before the start of the new school year, we purchase backpacks and school supplies and put them together to be distributed to the homeless by Love and Light Ministries in North Fort Myers.

ELIMINATE

With The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year

THE NBC2 GIVING TREE


>Each year, our club partners with NBC2 and Perkins Restaurants to bring joy at Christmas to elderly residents in local assisted living and nursing home facilities.

Peanutbutter & Jelly Sandwiches for the Homless

One of the Fort Myers Edison Kiwanis club's ongoing projects is periodically making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at a club meeting to be distributed to the homeless by Love and Light Ministries in North Fort Myers.

Young Artists Awards Auditions

The Young Artists Awards, Inc. is a performing arts education, audition, performance, and scholarship program for students from throughout Southwest Florida ages eight to twenty-one. The project recognizes the area's top talented students in the performing arts. For the past five years, our club has supported them by helping with the auditions, contributing to the organization financially, attending their "Cabernet & Caberet" fundraiser and the annual awards presentation show.
Young Artists Awards link
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