Eighty members of the Kiwanis Youth in Action (KYIA) recently swooped down on a number of households and locations in Vero Beach. Assisted by 20 Kiwanis club members, they painted three homes and added a handicap access ramp to a fourth, quickly and efficiently changing those locations for the better and improving the lives of the people living there.
The Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast mission in the community is to help support children’s education, activities and charities. Besides giving annual college scholarships, the club actively sponsors Key Clubs in Vero Beach High School, Indian River County Charter High School, and Sebastian River High School. They also conduct community service work days involving teenagers from schools and churches. Since 1991, they have sponsored the Annual Take-a-Kid-Fishing Tournament and since 1998, the above-mentioned Youth in Action.
Kiwanis is a 100-year-old global service organization based in the US with clubs in 80 countries, all dedicated to improving the lives of children. Kiwanis has served Vero Beach and Indian River County since 1935.
For more information on the group’s activities, members and membership information, visit www.verokiwanis.com or call Tom Maher at (772) 581-4062.
On March 29, 2020 a gala event, Painting the Town, will be held at the Vero Beach Yacht Club to support the Kiwanis Youth in Action programs. You can help KYIA continue their wonderful community project work by attending or sponsoring this event. Call Carolyn McEvoy at 772-925-4791 for information and sponsoring opportunities.