The Kiwanis Club of Barrie!
Based on requests for support to community associations who help and guide children and youth, we assist with funding and/or volunteer our time. We support the annual Spelling Bee for elementry school children which in turn promotes literacy, another key project of Kiwanis International. We promote Terrrific Kids to local schools with a program to recognize quality character traits such as respect and cooperation. The Barriel Foodbank receives funding annually. We also support and promote our Kiwanis Worldwide Service Project, Eliminate Maternal Neonatal Tetanus a major health and quality of life program to protect mothers and their babies from that infection. For this larger Worldwide Project Kiwanis partners with UNICEF
Food TrailerWe own a food trailer and food barbecues that we use at Community Events/School Fundraisers/Charity Events to earn money for contribution to our many community projects that we support.
Children and Youth Clubs
Kiwanis does encourage and support children and youth clubs in cooperation with the educational organizations that they attend. Most common are Builders (grades 6 - 8), Key (high school) Circle K (post secondary) as well as Aktion Clubs for youth and young adults with special needs. The clubs' members run their own activities related to community service in the schools as well as their community. They have a staff advisor as well as a Kiwanis advisor.
Huronia Festival of Arts and CraftsWe are Joint Venture Partners with the Barrie Art Club in running this event yearly as well as doing food sales in 2 locations during the event.
BingoWe provide Members to help at Bingos to raise money to fund our many community projects.
We have Club Members who weekly work with Children in selected Schools assisting them with reading programs.
MacLaren Art Centre Childrens' Programs
Financial support is provided to support their childrens' programs.
The Barrie Food Bank
We annually provide the needed personal members assistance for Events and the Financial Contribution of the Kiwanis Club required to support this very worthy program.
Barrie Woman and Children's Shelter
We provide the Barbecue Support of Members and Food for the Annual "Walk A Mile in Her Shoes Event" and Club Financial Support for the Shelter as needed. In 2018 the Kiwanis club provided a $50,000 committment to their recent renovation fundraiser.
David Busby Centre
Our Club Member personal prepare and deliver 100 Sandwiches/with Cookies in a zip lock bag every two weeks (26 times per year) to the David Busby Homeless Shelter and in 2018 provided a $100,000 Committement to the "New Reconstruction Project" of their current building.
Barrie Kiwanis Colts Hockey Program
The Kiwanis Club of Barrie has purchased 10 Season Seats behind the Goal Net called "Kiwanis Kids Seats" (Rows 3 & 4) and these tickets are provided to various organization like Public Schools, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Seasons (Grieving Children), Candlelighters (Children with Cancer) Special Olympics, Simcoe Community Services etc. and used by those Children/Youth who can experience the enjoyment of Hockey and Fellowship with others.