Levittown Bristol Kiwanis

Volunteer Service Organization

Service Projects 

ERA: (Emergency Relief Association). We have been providing $500.00 per month toward fresh eggs, produce and bread.  This has given us an opportunity to gather as a group for a service project that we can do as a collective. The produce packaging is done twice a month on Tuesdays at 9 am at the ERA site located at 1700 Woodbourne Rd., Levittown.  Not only do our members make large contributions of food to the EReach year, but they also volunteer weekly to help stock the shelves or pass food out to citizens that need extra support. 

Bristol Borough Community Action Food Pantry: The club makes a monthly monetary donation. 

Hats & Gloves:  Each year in the late fall we assemble bags that contain a hat and a pair of gloves for children in need. The bags are distributed to select school crossing guards so that if they identify children without head and hand protection, they can give the child a bag. 

Give-A-Christmas: This is our largest project of the year.  We have partnered for many years with the Bucks County Courier Times to raise money to distribute in voucher form to families for food, books, clothing and gifts during the holidays.  The vouchers are in lieu of cash that could be used for anything rather than to enable parents to purchase things that their children will benefit from. The work for this project begins in August and generally is completed with all vouchers accounted and paid for by March.  We partner with stores such as Burlington, Barnes and Noble and Acme. who accept the vouchers as payment and get reimbursed by us. A Foundation Account is used to help the community primarily through this signature project. This fund provides vouchers to help families during the holidays.  Excess funds are used for families and seniors in need throughout the year.  

Reading to Children:  Our club members find numerous ways to read to children every year in their classroom, with the Builders Club, at the YWCA, and at summer camps and local day care centers.

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. 

Violetwood Park: The club has received two donations for playground improvement at the park located on Mill Creek Road in Levittown, as well as donating a piece of play equipment.  We  have also added tree benches and a park sign with landscaping.  The club has helped to maintain the park landscape by trimming, painting, and generally keeping it clean from trash as an annual service project with help from neighbors.

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.  

 

 Select the link below to register.

Sesame Place Classic Registration

 

 

                                                                   

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

                                           

Reading to Children:  our club members find numerous ways to read to children each year.  Whether it is in their own classrooms, with the Builders Club, at YWCA summer camp or even a few local day cares

 

Reading to Children:  our club members find numerous ways to read to children each year.  Whether it is in their own classrooms, with the Builders Club, at YWCA summer camp or even a few local day cares

 

Reading to Children:  our club members find numerous ways to read to children each year.  Whether it is in their own classrooms, with the Builders Club, at YWCA summer camp or even a few local day cares