Kiwanis Club of Town Center focuses on supporting local charities, especially those which involve the children in our community. Some of our hands on projects have included helping with events, working on grounds, and gathering supplies and clothing. We purchase clothing to donate to the For Kids program so that homeless children have clothes appropriate for the season. Every year, we assist with Clasp Bingo at Bow Creek Recreation Center and the Special Olympics games in Virginia Beach.
Hope Havens Christmas party is one of our most cherished events where we join the residents for a meal and come prepared to give out gifts which the children and seniors have requested. Bean bags for every child turned out to be a big hit last Christmas! These are just a few that give us a different kind of experience than our fundraising events we do to support charities.
Currently, we sponsor the Salem High School Key Club and a scholarship program which has been organized and funded for years by our Club. The Scholarship committee reviews the applications and then interviews the finalists. We are always amazed at the intelligence and wonderful personalities of high school seniors in our community competing for the Kiwanis Scholarships.