🎉 Road Clean-up Event Success! 🎉

Thank you to everyone who joined us in keeping our community clean and green! Together, we made a significant impact by maintaining two sections of 228th Avenue in Sammamish, ensuring our roads remain pristine for all to enjoy.

📅 Date: May 11, 2024 🕘 Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

🚸 A Special Thanks to Our Youth Volunteers: Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to our dedicated youth volunteers, including Builders Club, Key Club Members and BSA Scouts, whose energy and enthusiasm were instrumental in making this project a success!

Let’s continue to make a positive impact on our community and keep our roads clean for all to enjoy! Together, we can achieve great things! 🌿🚮

Contribution to GHAR – A Sant Ishwar Foundation “Helping one person may not change the whole world; but it can change one person’s whole world.” 

“Life is all about opportunities.”Ghar is about opening the door of opportunity to orphans and children from the footpath,” says Founder Colonel Mickie Uberoi.

About Ghar:

  • Ghar is a home for orphan, abandoned and vulnerable girls, disabled women and the elderly.
  • Located in Pune it is a replica of a home with three generations of residents residing together much alike children, parents and grandparents residing in a home.
  • Most of the 35 girls learn in an English medium school with high quality education. The girls are all exposed to the opportunities of extracurricular activities such as yoga, sports, vocal and instrumental lessons, art and craftwork.
  • Girls are provided a healthy and nutritious diet as well as chances to celebrate the national holidays with everyone.

How we contributed:

  • We contributed by providing their healthy snack (apples)
  • Donated 1 lakh Indian rupees ($1,220) which would help towards their school and extracurricular activity fees.

Special Thanks:

Thanks to Mr. Kevin Adamo (advisor) and Ms. Mudra Machewad (President) from the Builders club, Beaver Lake Middle School, Sammamish.

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Building Service Leadership

Building Service Leadership @Beaver Lake Middle School (BLMS)

Service leadership, what’s that? Here’s how the Builder’s Club at Beaver Lake Middle School defines it: “The heart to serve … the call to lead … the courage to engage.” That’s also the club motto.

The more than 1,600 Builder’s Clubs across the United States sponsored by local Kiwanis Clubs are aimed at creating future generations of service-oriented leaders by involving 6th, 7th and 8th graders in projects serving mainly children, but also elder adults.

The club at Beaver Lake Middle School (BLMS)-which began in the fall of 2021— is the brainchild of three people: Kevin Adamo, then the faculty advisor; Kathryn Coffin, the principal; and Mudra Machewad, the 6thgrade instigator of it all. Coffin wanted a community-centered student organization. Adamo was aware of the Builder’s Clubs and had already started one at another school. And Machewad was the dynamo who recruited and organized the student members.

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Eastside Baby Corner Connection

Eastside Baby Corner is a charitable organization that supports children and families in need in our community. They provide basic items for children ages birth through age 12 such as clothing, books, diapers, and formula to help them grow and thrive.

Sammamish Kiwanis support EBC with yearly monetary pledges, organizing donation drives, and monthly volunteer time at their Issaquah location. Currently we are scheduled to volunteer on the 3rd Monday of each month from 5:30 – 7:30 followed by some social time at a local restaurant after our shift.