So many locals Santa Feanos come together at the end of the summer to burn away their gloom via our beloved gloom master, Zozobra. The amazing men and women who dedicate their lives, time, money, energy and love to creating this traditional legacy of Santa Fe also donate a lot of money back to our community. Here is a list of the amazing organizations we have teamed up with that continue the fight for children as we do here in the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe!
Did you know that the premium tickets sold has allowed the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe to deliver gifts to our community. Take a look at what we accomplished in 2017, alone!
* $5,000 was donated to Adaptive Sports of New Mexico, which gives disabled and developmentally challenged Santa Fe youth enjoy outdoor activities and recreational opportunities, leading to better physical, mental and emotional health.
* $5,000 was grated to Cooking with Kids, for their elementary school nutrition program in Santa Fe Public Schools, with the goal of creating life-long healthy eating habits and self-efficacy and serving approximately 75% of students who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals
* $5,000 was donated to Esperanza Shelter to help fund a program designed to help children who have witnessed or directly experienced domestic abuse, which results in short- and long-term behavioral and developmental issues.
* $5,000 was granted to St. Elizabeth Shelter to support the Casa Familia program that to provide counseling and case management for children whose families have become homeless and require immediate emergency shelter.
* $5,000 was donated to Resolve (formerly IMPACT Personal Safety) for Project PREPARE, a program to teach early prevention, bystander-intervention, and de-escalation strategies to Santa Fe children and teens in order to reduce violence in their loves.
* $4,000 was granted to Girls on the Run, a curriculum-based third to fifth grade program for girls, culminating with a 5K run, that fosters self-respect, self-confidence, compassionate caring for others, and positive connections with peers and adults and leads to improvement in physical, social and emotional competence.
* $2,500 was donated to Girls, Inc, serving girls 5-18 years old with hands-on activities and lessons that support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning and college preparation, healthy lifestyles, and economic and media literacy.
* $2,500 was granted to Partners in Education to support the ArtWorks program in the Santa Fe Public Schools, which makes the arts (dance, theater, music, visual arts and poetry) more personally meaningful to children through an integrated program of art-making, live performances, museum visits, and inquiry and reflection, all leading to a better understanding of arts culture.
* $2,500 was donated to The Salvation Army $2,500 for the annual “Pack A Pack” backpack program that provides backpacks filled with school supplies for children whose families meet “at or below” poverty guidelines.
* $2,500 was granted to the Santa Fe Dreamers Project to help fund the SDFP Citizenship Project, providing legal representation and a pathway to citizenship for immigrant youth who have only known life as Americans.
* $2,500 was granted to the Santa Fe Public Schools Hands-On Heritage Summer Program, a five-week intensive summer learning experience designed to reinforce literacy and numeracy for students grades 4-8 using themes of environment, history and culture unique to northern New Mexico.
*1,600 was donated to New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence to print large-scale and individual Students Against Gun Violence pledges for students to sign and to print and distribute gun safety brochures to raise awareness about an issue that concern’s children’s safety and well-being.
*$1,000 was granted to El Camino Real Academy for a program to add opaque keyboard covers to the computers in the school’s technology lab, so that students K-8 learn to keyboard efficiently, with the goal of improving their future success in their education and future careers.