Los Alamos Kiwanis To Celebrate Community Week With Aluminum Can Collection Saturday At Sullivan Field

Kiwanis Club News:

The week of Sept. 16-23 is Celebrate Community Week when all community service organizations are encouraged to participate in projects that support the community.

Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is going to hold its bi-monthly aluminum can collection 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 at Sullivan Field.

Los Alamos High School Key Club members will support Kiwanians in this project. Aluminum donations are welcome, but we are also happy to pay a small amount for aluminum. Proceeds go to youth projects, especially high school scholarships.

This is a Kiwanis project that’s as old as pancake breakfasts and Breakfast with Santa. Literally tens of thousands of pounds of aluminum have been collected and recycled. Thank you!

However, Kiwanis community service extends far beyond any one week. During its 2022-23 fiscal year,  (with one month to go) Kiwanis has contributed $53,763 to the community with an emphasis on youth.  Scholarships and support of six youth service leadership programs (Aspen, Barranca, Chamisa, Pinon, LAMS and LAHS) are the highest supported areas but Kiwanis also supports science fairs, the African Library Project and many individual youth-related requests (Senior graduate yard signs, Girl Scout Silver Award, JJAB, Barranca fund run, LAMS PI Day, FIRST Team 4153 Project Y and others.)

Kiwanis always welcomes new members who are community service minded. There is more work to do!

The Club meets noon to1 p.m. most Tuesdays at Trinity on the Hill in Kelly Hall, which is on the upper level. Contact membership chair Morrie Pongratz (mpongratz1942@gamail.com) to check on the meetings and get a “formal” invitation to visit the Club.

Kiwanis does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or creed and is not affiliated with any religious organization.

Kids Need Kiwanis—we need YOU!


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