Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation

Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation The Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation was established in 1980 for the purpose of expanding the reach o
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Happy Kiwanis New Year from your 2023-2024 Foundation leadership team. We are excited for another year of service to the...
10/01/2023

Happy Kiwanis New Year from your 2023-2024 Foundation leadership team. We are excited for another year of service to the Commonwealth.

The PA Kiwanis JEDI Committee continues to do amazing things... this time, with the support of the Foundation.
09/26/2023

The PA Kiwanis JEDI Committee continues to do amazing things... this time, with the support of the Foundation.

Welcome to the new District leadership team. The Foundation is very excited to work with all of you.
09/25/2023

Welcome to the new District leadership team. The Foundation is very excited to work with all of you.

Let's welcome our new District Office Team starting Oct 1st!

Welcome Melissa Simpson, Ben Osterhout and Kacie Corbitt to the PA District Team. To contact them starting Oct 1st email:
Melissa at [email protected]
Ben at [email protected]
Kacie at [email protected]

We are excited to have them on board! Read each of their bios at pakiwanis.org!

Less than two weeks until the September 29th due date for all Rose Sale orders.
09/16/2023

Less than two weeks until the September 29th due date for all Rose Sale orders.

The Annual Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation Rose Sale is a district-wide fundraising project. Over the years, our Annual Rose Sale has provided an easy way for Pennsylvania Kiwanis Family members to raise money for their local service accounts. In addition, it allows the Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundati...

The latest Kiwanis email newsletter is out. The upcoming Rose Sale deadline is at the top.
09/12/2023

The latest Kiwanis email newsletter is out. The upcoming Rose Sale deadline is at the top.

The PA Kiwanis District recognizes that members may be experiencing financial hardships associated with long term illness, being a sole caretaker or loss/change of a job that might impact the decision to remain a member for the upcoming year.

We're excited to welcome a new club to the Pennsylvania district! Did you know that the Foundation provides a small gran...
08/31/2023

We're excited to welcome a new club to the Pennsylvania district! Did you know that the Foundation provides a small grant to new clubs when they are chartered?

Clearfield Kiwanis is now official. The club recently received its charter at a ceremony at Starr Hill Winery, Curwensville.

Only 29 tips remaining for our Garden Box prize. This is a great prize!
08/14/2023

Only 29 tips remaining for our Garden Box prize. This is a great prize!

The next PKF Tip Board is NOW live! Jump on your chance to purchase a tip now; we anticipate selling all remaining tips at the upcoming District Convention.

We're only selling 100 chances to win this great package - complete with materials to assemble your very own 3x6' vinyl garden box made by R&S Fence Co.. You can bring the garden to life with the $100 gift card to Home Depot.

Prize package is valued at over $250. Purchase your tips for $5/each.

LINK TO PURCHASE TIPS: https://checkout.square.site/merchant/ML1WB7WZ3RKC6/checkout/AEA5U2SZDJSHN6RSBYRAYQMN

08/13/2023

We were honored to present retiring executive director Kevin Thomas with the Dr. Wil Blechman Fellowship via a $2500 donation to the Children's Fund in his name. The Foundation is blessed to have had Kevin in our corner all these years.

Thanks to board member Emily Reed for making this presentation at District Convention yesterday.

Stop by and see us in the Basket Room here at District Convention.
08/11/2023

Stop by and see us in the Basket Room here at District Convention.

The next PKF Tip Board is NOW live!  Jump on your chance to purchase a tip now; we anticipate selling all remaining tips...
08/07/2023

The next PKF Tip Board is NOW live! Jump on your chance to purchase a tip now; we anticipate selling all remaining tips at the upcoming District Convention.

We're only selling 100 chances to win this great package - complete with materials to assemble your very own 3x6' vinyl garden box made by R&S Fence Co.. You can bring the garden to life with the $100 gift card to Home Depot.

Prize package is valued at over $250. Purchase your tips for $5/each.

LINK TO PURCHASE TIPS: https://checkout.square.site/merchant/ML1WB7WZ3RKC6/checkout/AEA5U2SZDJSHN6RSBYRAYQMN

One of the annual Foundation traditions is known as the "Parade of Love", which happens at District Convention. This tra...
08/03/2023

One of the annual Foundation traditions is known as the "Parade of Love", which happens at District Convention. This tradition has looked a little different from year to year. It is essentially an opportunity for clubs and Kiwanians to bring donations directly to the Foundation.

Perhaps you have a loose change collection that you would like to donate to the Foundation. You can do it as part of the Parade of Love. Perhaps your club wants to make its annual club gift; you can bring it to District Convention and offer it as part of the Parade of Love. Or maybe you just have a loose $5 bill in your wallet and you want to offer it up as a Parade of Love gift. That is encouraged, as well.

Stop by the Foundation raffle basket room where you can speak with a board member about making your Parade of Love donation. We'll have a small token of our appreciation for your Parade of Love gift.

District Convention is NEXT week! Can we count on you to donate a raffle basket for the infamous Basket Room?   Comment ...
08/02/2023

District Convention is NEXT week! Can we count on you to donate a raffle basket for the infamous Basket Room? Comment on this post... let us know what goodies you'll be donating!

PKF Secretary Brian Root delivered the $100 cash prize to winner Al Thiel this morning. It was a convenient delivery sin...
05/11/2023

PKF Secretary Brian Root delivered the $100 cash prize to winner Al Thiel this morning. It was a convenient delivery since Al's office is just down the hall from Brian's office.

Thanks again for supporting the Foundation!

05/11/2023

Live video to reveal our tip board winner! Winner receives $100 cash.

Only 12 tips remaining and we can make someone a winner!
05/10/2023

Only 12 tips remaining and we can make someone a winner!

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of former Foundation VP Paul Kasoff who recently passed away. Paul w...
05/07/2023

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of former Foundation VP Paul Kasoff who recently passed away. Paul was a devoted Kiwanian and member of the Foundation board for six years, from 2013 to 2019. He was vice president from 2016-2019.

(Paul is far right in this photo from the PKF archives.)

PKF past president Jeff Rose and secretary Brian Root both serve on the Kiwanis Key Leader committee here in Pennsylvani...
04/25/2023

PKF past president Jeff Rose and secretary Brian Root both serve on the Kiwanis Key Leader committee here in Pennsylvania. They represented the Foundation and spent this past weekend with the kids who attended. PA Key Leader

We continue to be avid supporters of the Kiwanis Key Leader program in Pennsylvania. :)
04/25/2023

We continue to be avid supporters of the Kiwanis Key Leader program in Pennsylvania. :)

We have a WINNER!  Congratulations Matthew Alexander and the Montoursville Kiwanis Club.Took us a little longer than we ...
04/02/2023

We have a WINNER! Congratulations Matthew Alexander and the Montoursville Kiwanis Club.

Took us a little longer than we would have liked to sell all 100 tips! Fundraising Chair Emily was able to sell our remaining tips at yesterday's special convention and announced the winner at last night's Spring Fling.

This weekend feels like a good weekend to support the Foundation... Only 33 tips remaining!
03/04/2023

This weekend feels like a good weekend to support the Foundation... Only 33 tips remaining!

Yesterday we learned the unfortunate news that Amazon is discontinuing the AmazonSmile program on February 20th. The PA ...
01/19/2023

Yesterday we learned the unfortunate news that Amazon is discontinuing the AmazonSmile program on February 20th. The PA Kiwanis Foundation has received nearly $1,500 in donations from AmazonSmile since we began using the program several years ago.

We encourage you to take advantage of the AmazonSmile program while it's still here! The next time you buy from Amazon, be sure to do it in the name of the PA Kiwanis Foundation.

https://smile.amazon.com/

Congratulations to Susan Scarborough from Stroudsburg, PA!  She's our lucky $500 Visa card winner :)
12/22/2022

Congratulations to Susan Scarborough from Stroudsburg, PA! She's our lucky $500 Visa card winner :)

12/22/2022

We've sold all 100 tips, and now it's time to find out who our winner is! Winner gets a $500 Visa gift card :)

Thanks so much for your support. Happy Holidays!

On this  , we hope you'll consider supporting the Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation. You can make an online donation at ht...
11/29/2022

On this , we hope you'll consider supporting the Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation. You can make an online donation at https://pkfonline.org/online-donation/. Your contribution will be put to work through club grants, scholarships, and other initiatives that support the children across the Commonwealth.

UPDATE: The holiday shopping season officially kicked off yesterday! We've sold 53 or our 100 tips. It's not too late to...
11/26/2022

UPDATE: The holiday shopping season officially kicked off yesterday! We've sold 53 or our 100 tips. It's not too late to get yours.

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, we've got our next TIP BOARD - a chance to win a $500 Visa gift card. Tips are NOW ON SALE. $12 each. Only 100 tips sold.

We go LIVE on Facebook as soon as we sell all 100 tips. Please share with your Kiwanians, friends, and family.

https://checkout.square.site/merchant/ML1WB7WZ3RKC6/checkout/SDAZBFOCKFVTDXL37LQCCKSJ

Did you buy your chance to win our $500 Visa gift card? Only 100 changes will be sold.
11/17/2022

Did you buy your chance to win our $500 Visa gift card? Only 100 changes will be sold.

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, we've got our next TIP BOARD - a chance to win a $500 Visa gift card. Tips are NOW ON SALE. $12 each. Only 100 tips sold.

We go LIVE on Facebook as soon as we sell all 100 tips. Please share with your Kiwanians, friends, and family.

https://checkout.square.site/merchant/ML1WB7WZ3RKC6/checkout/SDAZBFOCKFVTDXL37LQCCKSJ

We loved seeing all the photos of clubs spreading LOVE in their communities in the form of some beautiful roses! Thank y...
10/26/2022

We loved seeing all the photos of clubs spreading LOVE in their communities in the form of some beautiful roses! Thank you to the clubs that helped us sell nearly 3,500 dozen roses!

10/20/2022

Happy Rose Sale Day, everyone!

TOMORROW IS DEADLINE DAY!  So far, 20 clubs across the District have submitted their orders. Those clubs are: Palmer, Cl...
09/29/2022

TOMORROW IS DEADLINE DAY!

So far, 20 clubs across the District have submitted their orders. Those clubs are: Palmer, Clarion, Williamsport, Linglestown, Sullivan County, Fort LeBoeuf, Allentown, Ambler, Liberty, Valley, Upper Allen Cumberland Valley, Pocono-Daybreak Monroe County, Edinboro, Old York Road, Emmaus, Philipsburg, McKeesport White Oak, Allentown Northeast, Dalmatia and Milton Warrior Run.

WHEW! We've got a feeling that the next 24 hours will be busy, busy, busy! Don't forget to get those orders in!

We're in the home stretch!

All ROSE SALE orders are due by Thursday, Sept. 29. The order submission and payment process is ALL online this year. Go to https://pkfonline.org/resources/annual-rose-sale-fundraiser/ for more details.

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We are proud to work so closely with Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation to get these guides into the hands of our clubs!
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An Edinboro Kiwanis member delivered roses to an elderly lady who promptly burst into tears. She'd lost her sister just two weeks ago, and had no idea that her granddaughter had ordered the roses for her. Can't think of anyone who deserved them more!
I shared the beautiful roses with a neighbor who is preparing for knee surgery next week.
Easton Kiwanis completed the annual Rose Sale. Its an annual Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation statewide and yesterday we received, assembled and delivered 230 dozen. We had 17 club members and a potential new member assembling for 2 ¾ hours. And then the delivery began. Thank you all to our "Rose Sale Supporters" and to our assembly-line crew.
We are pleased to announce our 2021 Essay Contest. The theme this year is "Recovery, Reflection, and Anticipation". The prompt: "How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way you value your family, friends, or just life in general? What are you looking forward to the most as we move toward recovery? How can Kiwanis help the kids in our community recover quickly and thrive?"

Artistic creations are encouraged for the younger ages or in addition to any essay submission.

Prizes will be awarded according to age group and one $100 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior.

Funding in partnership with a grant from the Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation.

For more information and instructions on how to submit the essay, please visit: www.kiwanisofbenv.org/essay-contest.
Our 1st Annual Essay Contest has concluded and we would like to thank all those who participated! This year's theme of Covid19 was a difficult one, but you all delivered amazing essays. We wanted to know how you and your families were affected by Covid19 and your fears of the future so that you could help us to help you and the children of our Community.

The winners are: Hannah Westerbaan, Kyle Everett, Emily Everett, Gavin Morris, and Ewan Morris. CONGRATULATIONS!!! 🏆

Each winner will receive a $25 gift card and some new books for their home libraries.

Unfortunately we did not have an entry from a graduating senior, so we will add that to the scholarship fund for next year's essay contest.

Funding for this contest was provided by a grant from the Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation.

Watch our page and website for details on our 2nd Annual Essay Contest in the spring of 2021!
On behalf of the Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation, I'd like to share this year's Circle K scholarship information. Head on over to https://pkfonline.org/our-impact/scholarships/ to read more about each of our four scholarships:

1. Kiwanian Dependent Child Scholarship
2. Key Club Scholarships
3. Circle K Scholarship
4. Don and Myrt Neiman Endowed Scholarship

Applications with all supporting documents must be submitted by April 13, 2020
Jeff Rose from Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation presenting a Century Award honoring Joanne's recently deceased husband, James "Jim" Cappellano.
At our January 29, 2020 meeting we celebrated 33 years of membership for a special Easton Kiwanian: JOANNE CAPPELLANO. It was a big surprise for her as we celebrated not only her 33 years in Kiwanis but some history of her life that most members were not aware of. As an Easton Kiwanian she was not only president for 3 different years, on the board with sage advice for many years, treasurer of our foundation but maybe her most important position for over 15 years as chief-cook-and-bottle-washer of our annual Super Raffle, the primary fundraiser of Easton Kiwanis. She received flowers from her brother & sister-in-law (Kiwanis members), a cake from Dean Young of the Boys & Girls Club of Easton, a special Lovepop Cards THANK-YOU card, dinner at The Walpack Inn and a special glass photo-engraved "trophy." Jeff Rose from the Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation also presented Joanne a framed Century Award certificate honoring her recently deceased husband James “Jim” Cappellano who always encouraged her participation in Easton Kiwanis. Thank you Joanne for your continued service to the children of the world through Kiwanis Club of Easton, PA.
Wow! Thank you Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation Special thanks to Michael Haven!
I really appreciate you inviting me to perform at your annual conference!
Thank you very much to the Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation for their grant of $2,250 toward the Kids United Community Playground project presented today to the Club's playground committee by Foundation Board Member and Williamsport Kiwanian Suzette Meyer. Pictured are Dawn Astin , Suzette, Gerry Fausnaught , and Wayne Fausnaught.
We are very proud of our work in the area of literacy and early learning. We are also very appreciative of the grants that are available from the Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation. Stay tuned for even more exciting developments in this area as we continue to identify ways to better serve our youth.