What We Do
Besides annual projects, Tri-Cities Kiwanis has several other projects and organizations that we partner with. Some are recurring, others were single opportunities.
If your organization is interested in receiving funds or other support from Tri-Cities Kiwanis, please download this form. Submit to the address on the bottom of the form.
Are you in to volunteering for good causes in your community? Do you like helping kids, having fun and feeling like you made a difference? Join us at a meeting or event to see what we’re all about. Tri-Cities Kiwanis membership is open to all adults in the Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg area. Membership dues are $125 per year. Members may also choose to purchase lunch at our meetings, usually $5 per week. Contact us with your questions, or download the membership application here.
Food Pantry Donations
Tri-Cities Kiwanis donates $500 to one local food pantry every quarter. Generally, the recipients rotate between The Salvation Army, Love In Action and The People Center. In addition, the club has supported pantry drives for Central High School, the Chamber of Commerce Student Snack Drive, Backpack Blessings, and others on an as-needed basis. If you would like to present a food pantry for our next quarterly donation, please contact us.
P.O.P.S. (Power Of Peer Support)
Tri-Cities Kiwanis supports the local student organization called P.O.P.S., that serves as a support network for students with disabilities, who may have limited social skills and a lack of peer relationships. P.O.P.S. also educates general education students on how to relate to students with disabilities, and creates mentoring relationships between students of different abilities.
In 2015, Tri-Cities Kiwanis donated a total of $14,000 to all the schools in Grand Haven and Spring Lake, including private and parochial schools, to support reading programs. Schools used the gift for accelerated reading programs, non-fiction books to meet curriculum needs, and other reading needs.
Support for Organizations
Tri-Cities Kiwanis offers its support to many area organizations providing valuable services to children in our community, such as those listed below (in no particular order).
In early 2015, Tri-Cities Kiwanis donated $1000 to Tri-Cities Ministries, for support of mental health programs in Grand Haven and Spring Lake public schools, providing free counseling services to students. Tri-Cities Kiwanis continues to support this organization, now known as Mosaic Counseling.
We also support The Momentum Center, a nonprofit grassroots movement to create a stigma-free community for teens, families and adults.