Levittown Bristol Kiwanis

Volunteer Service Organization

Fundraisers

Rose Sale:  Our annual Kiwanis Rose Sale is a fundraiser for our Service account.  Each year we advertise the sale of a dozen beautiful, long stemmed roses at a very low price.   A portion of each sale goes to the PA Kiwanis Foundation, and a portion to our club.  Once the flowers are delivered to a designated location, members gather on a chilly October day to package the roses in boxes and deliver them personally to the purchasers. We always buy some for ourselves as we are aware of their beauty and how long they last (usually two weeks on average). 

The clubs proceeds go toward providing scholarships to students who are hand selected by the school's guidance counselors.  Funds are also used toward a dinner held during Girl Scout Week each year where we celebrate the local Girl Scout Leaders who volunteer their time and efforts to the community faithfully.  These leaders receive no compensation for what they do, and this is the club's way of honoring them.  This project exceeds 60 years in celebration.  In 2021 our club sold 100 dozen roses!

Scrip: The club offers gift cards from local stores for sale to members in requested dollar amounts.  ShopRite, Giant, and Acme are some of the stores represented in this project. Five percent of the profits goes to our Kiwanis club. Cards are purchased at club meetings.

Historic Bristol Day: Bristol Day is a community event that takes place on Radcliffe Street in Bristol Borough, generally the third Saturday in October.  Community members, vendors, and service clubs set up tables along the street to promote their services.  There are tours of colonial homes in the borough and a tea is held at the library.  Our Kiwanis club offers the purchase of raffle tickets on gift baskets, and promotes our services by providing free (donated) books to the children in attendance.  We also provide early learning guides to parents of preschool children, as well as information about our club. 

Sesame Classic:  This is another of our larger projects.  Held one Sunday in May each year, the Sesame Classic is a 5K race that is held in order to provide our community with a healthy opportunity for families to join together to run or walk a race while interacting with characters from Sesame Place and earning medals, tickets and T-shirts.  The benefits from the 5K go directly to Scholar Athletes from the center of Bucks County to Delaware River towns.