Kiwanis give $30K to 11 organizations

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KFQX) — The nonprofit organization, Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction, just made a big contribution towards supporting the growth and well-being of local kids. Kiwanis granted 11 organizations funds to further their mission, totaling about $30 thousand.

Kiwanis raised the money at its annual Pancake Day and FunFest to help serve those in the community who are serving others. Each organization received an amount based on the funds they needed to reach individual goals.

The money means more than just a check for recipients, because it comes from neighbors who believe in their work.

“We’ve supported the community on our way and they’re making it possible for us to do the work that we do,” Homeward Bound of the Grand Valley Director Greg Moore expresses, “It’s a tight raising-all-ships, we’re-all-in-this-together effort in Grand Junction is a community and the care and concern that we have for each other.”

Kiwanis members are already looking toward giving to the next round of recipients this year. The club is looking for corporate sponsors for its next Pancake Day, scheduled for June 11.

Here are the organizations selected:

  • Orchard Mesa Little League   (need work on the grounds and bathrooms)
  • Harmony Acres Equestrian Center  (horse therapy for kids and others)
  • Colorado Canyons Association
  • Family Health West
  • Hope West Kids (hospice help for kids dealing with death)
  • Hilltop Community Resources (various services for kids and families)
  • Kids Aid Backpack Program (backpacks with food and supplies, sent home with 1600 kids on the weekends)
  • Colorado Discover Ability (funds outdoor activities for disabled kids and adults)
  • Partners of Mesa County (pairs troubled youth with adult mentors)
  • Counseling and Education Center (includes low-cost mental health assistance)
  • Homeward Bound of the Grand Valley (includes funding for the homeless shelter)

Source: Grand Junction Local News | Kiwanis give K to 11 organizations