September Service Projects and Events

Kiwanis PaintNite RSVP on Facebook

Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Dillon’s, 955 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115 (Back Bay)

Ticket Sales Deadline: September 29, 2016!

Join us for a fun night that benefits Kiwanis Service!  We are hosting a PaintNite fundraiser on Thursday, October 13 at 7:00 PM at Dillons in the Back Bay.  Tickets are $45 per person.  You can check out the painting that we will be doing and buy tickets online through our website and Facebook Event.   A portion of your ticket price funds GBYP Kiwanis Service Projects, including the Circle K Club at Boston University, a Bicycle Safety Day in June 2017, and more!  Please note: we need to sell 35 tickets by September 29.

MBTA Directions: Green Line to Hynes

Savers FunDrive RSVP on Facebook

Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Assembly Square, Somerville

Looking to clean out your basement and support Kiwanis Service at the same time?  We are partnering with Savers on Rte. 1 in Saugus to collect used items.  Soft items (clothes, shoes, textiles, etc.) raise 20 cents per pound.  Hard items (kitchen items, small appliances, books, DVDs, VHS tapes, toys, knick-knacks, etc.) raise 5 center per pound.  These funds will go towards our Service Account.  Items can be donated between noon and 3PM on Saturday, September 24.  We can also arrange for our members to pick up items in advance.

More information is available on our website and in the Facebook Event.  Contact to schedule a pick-up.

Park Clean-Up and Pizza Party w/ CKI (Sign Up)

Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Shattuck Picnic Grove in Franklin Park

We are hosting a service project with the Greater Boston Division of CKI.  We will be working with the Emerald Necklace Conservancy to spruce up Franklin Park.  Tasks will depend on the needs of the park, but will likely include picking up trash and removing invasive species.

The project will be followed by a Kiwanis Family Pizza Party!

What to bring: Long pants, closed toe shoes, hat, all weather clothing, snack, sunscreen and a water bottle.

What is provided: All necessary tools, gloves and instruction.

What to expect: Emerald Necklace Conservancy volunteer work days are typically 3 hours long and involve some type of ecological restoration work such as planting trees or wildflowers, controlling erosion, building trails, or managing invasive species. We’ll teach you everything you need to know about safety and technique, provide you with tools and materials, and help you make a difference in our amazing parks. Expect to have fun, meet people who love the outdoors, and get dirty!

What about the weather: Projects are weather dependent.

MBTA Directions: Orange Line to Forest Hills
Parking available on site.

Assembly Row RiverFest (Sign Up)

Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Assembly Square, Somerville

We will be sharing a table with Somerville Kiwanis to promote Kiwanis at the non-profit fair during Assembly Row’s RiverFest to promote Kiwanis.

MBTA Directions: Orange Line to Assembly

September Social Meeting

Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Meadhall, 4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Kendall Sq)

Join us for our monthly Social Meeting.  We will discuss upcoming service projects and get to know like-minded Kiwanis members and friends.  Starting this month, we are rotating between three locations: Meadhall, Stephi’s in Southie, and Dillons. Kiwanians, friends, guests, and prospective members are welcome!

MBTA Directions:
From Downtown: Red Line to Kendall/MIT
From Longwood: CT2 Bus to Kendall/MIT

Community Servings (Sign Up)

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 6:00 – 8:00 PM
18 Marbury Terrace, Jamaica Plain

Community Servings provides quality meals to people homebound with AIDS and other chronic illnesses.  The group of volunteers will package meals to be distributed the next day.  We can take up to 10 volunteers.  Please contact with any questions.

MBTA Directions: Orange Line to Stony Brook