- Curing Iodine Deficiency
- International Disaster Relief
- Junior Olympics
- Special Olympics
- Youth Scholarships
- Children’s Hospital
- Edgemoor Breakfasts
- Foster Family Support
- Child Safety
- Ronald McDonald House Meals
- Santee Santas
- Community Cleanup
Can you envision yourself making a difference for one of the causes or organizations on this list?
If your answer is yes, then Santee Kiwanis may be the perfect avenue for you to help. Every day around the world, through a combination of fundraising and hands-on volunteerism, local Kiwanians are “Serving the Children of the World” through the worthy causes listed above… and many more.
To quote a local author who achieved fame world-wide for his unique wisdom and insight: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
That was Dr. Seuss. Who can sum it up better han he? Volunteerism in the community will strengthen your feeling of belonging, help you forge new relationships, and help make Santee a better place to be.
Community service is a win-win proposition. The person helping walks away feeling energized and satisfied about making a difference in the lives of others, and those organizations and individuals in need benefit from the tremendous resources they might not have had access to otherwise. Studies have shown that the feel-good chemicals in the brain release in a flood when a person engages in a pursuit higher than themselves; in fact these chemicals, called endorphins, are the same ones released when exercising or engaging in other physical activities. If you’ve ever experienced a “Runner’s High”…it’s the same thing, and potentially very positive for long-term mental outlook.
Service clubs are a convenient way to tap into the power of community involvement, and provide members the added benefits of relationship-building and camaraderie. There are a variety of service clubs around Santee that give people the chance to get together regularly with like-minded friends and contribute in a hands-on way to the community. Many of the local clubs are affiliates of larger national or international groups that are striving toward very serious goals and making tangible and measureable progress toward issues such as homelessness, disease, education, child abuse, poverty, hunger…to name just a few.
Santee Kiwanis is a group that meets regularly here in town to advocate for a variety of causes touching in many of these areas. If you are interested in being a part of the team, drop us a message on our Facebook page or dial (619) 606-4632. We’d love to see you at a meeting.
Santee Kiwanis… it’s the place to be!