Kiwanis Club is KUAC’s Featured Sponsor for December
Since 1946, the Kiwanis Club has been in Fairbanks, and they have been selling Christmas tree since 1959.
Some of the Kiwanians’ contributions include building the Kiwanis Agricultural Hall, a gate and picnic tables at the Tanana Valley Fairgrounds, builing a cabin, lifeguard tower and other buildings at Lost Lake for the Boy Scouts, building a playground across from the Carlson Center, constructing owl houses at Creamer’s Field, builing stairs and a wall for the Red Cross.
The club participates in craft bazaars and fundraising events for local nonprofits and helps provide funding. Kiwanis supports the Red Cross, Fairbanks Community Food Bank, Boys and Girls Club, Scouting and The Door. They host the Freeze Up Canoe Race each October which is a Boy Scouts vs. Girl Scouts race down the Chena River.
Fairbanks Kiwanis Club, a nonprofit part of Kiwanis International, focuses on serving the children of the world with each local club supporting their communities. The Fairbanks club has participated in international projects, including Eliminating Maternal Neonatal Tetanus in developing countries and the Pacific Northwest Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Program.
The club sponsors K-Kids for elementary students, Key Club for high school, BUG (Bringing up grades) and Terrific Kids which promotes character development and self-esteem.
Kiwanis generously supports KUAC TV children’s programming because the members believe it’s important to have quality educational programming for youth who will become the world’s future.
Visit fairbankskiwanis.org to learn more.