As one of the world's leading community-service organizations, Kiwanis' strength is that it is both international and local. Collectively, clubs have responded to global problems while continuing to address local needs.
2007 Roadblock for Kids participants pose for a last photo at the end of the roadblock. Included in this group were Kiwanians, members of the Xi Beta Chapter of Delta Zeta and four Japanese students studying English as a second language at Eastern Kentucky University. Kiwanians held the Roadblock for Kids from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 8 during the annual Great American Pottery Festival sponsored by the City of Richmond, KY. The group this year collected slightly more than $2,000 during the four hour roadblock. The club expresses its appreciation to Madison County residents supporting this fund drive.
· Month of the Young Adolescent An annual national collaborative effort of education, health, and youth-oriented organizations, including Kiwanis International's Builders Club. Initiated by the National Middle School Association, this month brings together a wide range of organizations to focus on the needs of this important age range, ages 10-15. For info: National Middle School Foundation; 800-528-NMSA (6672).
· Adopt a Shelter Dog Month To promote the adoption of dogs from local shelters, the ASPCA sponsors this important observance. For info: ASPCA Public Affairs Dept., 424 E. 92nd St., New York, New York 10128; phone, 212-876-7700.
· Diversity Awareness Month Celebrating, promoting, and appreciating the diversity of our society. For info: Carole Copeland Thomas, C. Thomas & Associates, 400 W. Cummings Park, PMB 1725-154, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801; phone, 800-801-6599; e-mail.
· National Breast Cancer Awareness Month For info, call the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Program toll-free at 877-880.NBCAM.
· National Cookie Month For info, call Cookies for You, 117 S. Main Street, Minot, South Dakota 58701; phone, 701-839-4975 or 800-814-5334.
· National Depression Education and Awareness Month A nonprofit campaign to educate patients, the elderly, and professionals about depression disorders. Kit of materials available for $15. For info: Frederick Mayer, president, Pharmacists Planning Service Inc., 101 Lucas Valley Road, #210, San Rafael, California 94903; phone: 415-479-8628; e-mail.
· National Roller Skating Month A month-long celebration recognizing the health benefits and recreational enjoyment of this long-loved pastime. For info: Roller Skating Association, 6905 Corporate Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278; phone, 317-347-2636; e-mail.
· Universal Children's Week To disseminate throughout the world info on the needs of children and to distribute copies of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. For info, send $4 to cover printing expense, handling, and postage. For info: Stanley Drake, president, International Society of Friendship and Good Will, 8592 Roswell Road, Suite 434, Atlanta, Georgia 30350-1870.
· United Nations: World Food Day Annual observance to heighten public awareness of the world food problem and to strengthen solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. For information: United Nations, Department of Public Information, New York, New York 10117; or Patricia Young, US National Committee for World Food Day, 2175 K Street NW, Washington DC, 20437. Phone, 202-653-2404.
For Email contacts on the above click the following: http://classic.kiwanis.org/pr/inciter/
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