Wildfire Donation Drive Update – 9/21

The community has been generous in their efforts to donate to children affected by the wildfires. We will be headed to Estacada this evening to deliver supplies to, “Estacada Community Watch”. A call has also been placed to the Clackamas County Sheriffs Office to see whether they would like some supplies to hand out to children they come across in the effected zones.

Donations are still be accepted until September 30th. We are asking for donations of new toys, new clothing, new sports supplies, and baby related supplies. The following sites have generously donated space to accept items:

McCulloch Insurance Agency: 17030 Pilkington Road, Lake Oswego

Rapid Response Bio-Clean: 2711 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland

Safeway: 401 A Avenue, Lake Oswego (Exterior, eastside of store)

Lake Oswego Fire Department: 300 B Avenue, Lake Oswego

Lake Oswego Library: 706 4th Street, Lake Oswego

Lake Oswego City Hall: 380 A Avenue, Lake Oswego (Interior Vestibule)

Monetary Donations are also being accepted. Please make out any checks to our sister Kiwanis Club: Hillsboro Kiwanis Foundation. These funds will be distributed to national disaster relief directly involved in the assistance of Oregon Wildfire Victims. (Red Cross, United Way, etc.) Monetary Donations can be dropped off at: McCulloch Insurance Agency, 17030 Pilkington Road, Lake Oswego.

Questions may be referred to the following club members:

Andrew Caswell: (541) 304-9180, Andrew.C@RapidResponseBioClean.com

Joyce Handa: JoyceMHanda@gmail.com

Wildfire Donation Drive – 9/16/20

Kiwanis Club of Lake Oswego is accepting donations to help families of children affected by wildfires. We are asking for new donations of toys, children’s clothing, maternity clothing, phone chargers, batteries, and personal hygiene products. Due to sanitation issues surrounding COVID-19, we ask for all donations to be new. Donations will be accepted until: Wednesday, September 30, 2020. The following locations have generously donated space for us to place our collection bins:

McCulloch Insurance Agency: 17030 Pilkington Road, Lake Oswego

Rapid Response Bio-Clean: 2711 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland

Safeway: 401 A Avenue, Lake Oswego (Exterior, eastside of store)

Lake Oswego Fire Department: 300 B Avenue, Lake Oswego

Lake Oswego Library: 706 4th Street, Lake Oswego

Lake Oswego City Hall: 380 A Avenue, Lake Oswego (Interior Vestibule)

Monetary Donations are also being accepted. Please make out any checks to our sister Kiwanis Club: Hillsboro Kiwanis Foundation. These funds will be distributed to national disaster relief directly involved in the assistance of Oregon Wildfire Victims. (Red Cross, United Way, etc.) Monetary Donations can be dropped off at: McCulloch Insurance Agency, 17030 Pilkington Road, Lake Oswego.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the club members below:

Andrew Caswell: (541) 304-9180, Andrew.C@RapidResponseBioClean.com

Joyce Handa: JoyceMHanda@gmail.com

Thank You to Firefighters & EMTs!

Kiwanis Club members baked and delivered homemade cookies to thank essential workers for their dedication and hard work during the Covid-19 virus period.

Register- MHKC Walk, Roll or Stroll!

Join us for MHKC’s first virtual Walk, Roll, or Stroll!  Although we won’t be together in person this year, we will still bring you all of the fun! Get ready, get set and let’s go! It’s not too early to set your walk goal, create a team, or even walk on your own. Fill your summer with fun-filled virtual activities that will all lead up to our big day on Sunday, September 13th! All proceeds go straight to Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp, supporting our mission of empowering children and adults with disabilities. Registration is now OPEN! Register here:  https://secure.qgiv.com/event/walrolostr202/.  For additional information, contact Skye Burnsat skye@mhkc.org.

Let’s Fulfill River Grove’s Wishlist of Books!

River Grove Elementary (Title I designated school site), is one of our local partners within our community of Lake Oswego. The U.S. Department of Education describes the Title I program as follows: “schools in which children from low-income families make up at least 40 percent of enrollment are eligible to use Title I funds to operate school wide programs that serve all children in the school in order to raise the achievement of the lowest -achieving students”.

The Principal and teaching staff have compiled a Wishlist of books to help underprivileged students to retain/improve literacy skills during the Covid-19 pandemic and summer break. To access the Registry, go to: www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3TRSL2UO9RVPZ?ref_=wl_share to purchase the teacher selected books (books will be donated from Amazon.com and sent directly to the teacher’s home for delivery to the student).

If you have any questions, please contact: Blaise Hammer, River Grove Elementary Counselor at: hammerb@loswego.k12.or.us.

Distributing Homemade Face Masks to Our Community

A big shout out to Erin McCulloch for donating 100 masks just like the one she is wearing in this photo!
Another big shout out to our very own President, Jennifer Bergman, for getting many of the homemade masks collected and ready for distribution!

Over 150 non-medical grade face masks were collected and donated through the joint efforts of Jennifer Bergman and Erin McCulloch. Many thanks to local volunteers who donated ‘homemade masks’ to our club for distribution to youth and their caregivers within the River Grove Elementary School.  THANK YOU to our wonderful and amazing community of Lake Oswego for showing support during these challenging times. 

Thank You Healthcare Workers

Handwritten thank you notes were sent to 10 Nurse’s Stations on floors 1-3 at our local hospital “Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center” to acknowledge essential workers for their dedication and tenacity to care for patients during the Covid-19 health crisis. 

RAFFLE: Win Dinner Anywhere in the World!

Win a trip to have dinner ANYWHERE in the world! The sky is the limit, if you win our BIG raffle, where you call all the shots, including: your preferred mode of transportation, preferred destination, preferred accommodations, preferred restaurant AND… a Visa card worth up to $5,000!  Maximum value= $20,000.  RAFFLE cost is $100 per ticket!

Visit kiwanisdoernbecher.org/give/dinner-raffle/ to buy your ticket and to review the rules online.

RAFFLE: Win a Mustang!

It’s that time of year again…WHO wants to win a brand-new Mustang? Someone has to win! And folks it is only $5/ticket or 5 tickets for $20 and you’re giving to a very good cause. The Raffle is the largest fundraiser annually for KDCCP and all proceeds are used to support the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship program at the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital- – – yes, the funds are staying local!  If you purchase a ticket, YOU are making it possible for the next generation of pediatric cancer doctors to establish treatment and a cure for children’s cancer. Please support this impactful project!

Visit kiwanisdoernbecher.org/give/mustang-raffle/ to buy your ticket and to review the rules online.

The Magic Yarn Project “Homespun Wigs for Little Cancer Fighters”

On March 7th, Kiwanis Club Members, Key Club members, and community volunteers assembled to create wigs made from soft yarn for children undergoing chemotherapy treatment.  The event was organized and hosted by the PNW Kiwanis Div. 63  Lt. Governor (Susie Meyer) as part of the “Magic Yarn Project”.  The handmade wigs will be donated to the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland. A second event is being planned for September 2020. To learn more about the Magic Yarn Project visit: themagicyarnproject.com or to volunteer in the future, contact Lt. Gov. Susie Meyer at susiekmeyer72@gmail.com.

Joyce HandaMari Magill, and Deena Bothello volunteering at the Kiwanis Div. 63 organized service event “Magic Yarn Project” benefitting children undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer.

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