Kiwanis International volunteers come to Croydon, Apr 13

A global volunteer organisation new to Croydon is staging an information event this Thursday for people to find out how they can work together to help others.

“Through the successful structure of Kiwanis International we are seeking to create an arm of the organisation that is dedicated to serving the children of the world from right here in the heart of Croydon,” the organisers say.

“There is no question that through their dedication to service projects and fundraisers, Kiwanis members improve their communities, make lifelong friendships, and, most importantly, help children thrive, prosper and reach their full potential. However, the wonderful thing is that no two Kiwanis clubs look exactly the same.

“Each member’s and community’s needs are different, and each club should look different. Some clubs are very traditional, with weekly meetings and a strong sense of history. Other clubs don’t meet at all, and instead hold meetings online and only come together for service projects. Newer clubs may follow the 3-2-1 concept: 3 hours of service, 2 hours of social activity and a 1-hour meeting each month.

“Kiwanis annually raises more than £79.6million worldwide and dedicates more than 18.5million hours to strengthen communities and help children.

“A new Croydon-based club could create wonderful opportunities for a variety of local professionals to connect, socialise, and have a positive impact on our community while having a marvellous time along the way.

“We would love to have you attend our information evening where you could find out more information about Kiwanis International and we hope that we could also hear from you with regard to the type of club that you would like to assist in developing in Croydon.”

The meeting is being staged at the CVA Resource Centre, London Road, CR0 2TB on Thursday April 13 from 6.45pm until 9pm.

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