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 4 local foodbanks receive funding annually. Worldwide Kiwanis also promotes major health and quality of life programs such as a Tetanus immunization program to protect mothers and their babies from that infection and an HIV/Aids Progrm in some parts of the Caribbean. For these larger activities we partner with UNICEF
We own "Maple Hill", an historic home in downtown Barrie at Wellington and Mary Streets. It is currently leased to a private school.
We own a food trailer and a food tent that we use at large community events to earn money for 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 the community. They have a staff advisor as well as a Kiwanis advisor.
Huronia Festival of Arts and Crafts
We participate with the Barrie Art Club in running this event yearly as well as doing food sales in 2 locations during the event.
Barrie Kiwanis Music Festival
We assist this event annually with financial and human resources.
We provide people to help at Bingos to raise money to fund projects
Annually we host the elected officials of Barrie, Oro-Medonte, Essa, Innisfil, and Springwater to dinner as appreciation for their service to the community. Their senior staff often attend also.
Pediatric Out Patient Treatment at RVH
For the members of The Kiwanis Club of Barrie, the care of young children is Priority One. Priority One is a Kiwanis program which identifies the needs of young children in the community and develops projects to meet those needs.
One of those projects is significant funding to have Pediatric Out Patient Treatment at Royal Victoria Hospital. The facility offers young patients a day setting to receive careinstead of hospitalization.
Barrie Literacy Council
We financially support the Adult programs plus the Elementry School Spelling Bee plus volunnteer at the event.
MacLaren Art Centre Childrens' Programs
Financial support is provided to support the childrens' programs.
Grove Park Home
Assistive devices supported with monetary contributions.
Food Banks and Good Food, Fresh Food Organizations
Several of these agenices receive ongoing support throughout the year
City of Barrie Waterfront