September 6, 2016
Good Things Happening for our Kids: Kiwanis Club Remodels Kitchen for Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico
Our local Kiwanis Club shows their support for the kids of our community. The Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque recently remodeled what was a 1968 era kitchen at the Seligman Boys & Girls Clubs Branch through the vision of Kiwanis President, Bill Lawrence as his “Presidential Project”. A celebratory “Ice Cream Social Event” was held on September 7th. The Kiwanis arranged for local contractors and suppliers to donate materials and services and many of the Kiwanis members rolled up their sleeves to aid in the construction of this modern facility that serves snacks for club kids and even holds basic cooking classes for aspiring “chef” members. The Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque shows their support for the kids of our community.
About the Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque: Organized in 1917, the Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque, is the oldest Kiwanis Club in New Mexico. They support our community through the Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit corporation. Kiwanis is an outstanding service organization dedicated to making the world a better place for the children.
Since 1952, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico (BGCCNM) has provided at-risk children, between the ages of 5 and 18, with a safe place to learn and grow. Currently the Club serves over 2,500 children in its Albuquerque and Rio Rancho Clubs, providing them with state-of-the-art programing administered by highly trained staff. Club members learn leadership skills, explore career opportunities, and become healthy individuals who are ready to tackle
88% of our members are minorities, 95% qualify for free or reduced price school lunch, 51% come from single parent households and 86% are age 12 or below. With its mission to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico offers an educational, fun and safe place for kids to spend their afternoons during the school year.