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Welcome To Billings Kiwanis! 
 

The Billings Kiwanis Club meets to share in fellowship, listen to informative speakers, enjoy a meal, announce activities, and determine ways we can better serve and enrich the lives of those in our community.

12:00 Noon on Tuesdays
Elks Club 934 Lewis Avenue

and

7 am on Tuesdays
Cadillac Jax's 1744 Grand Avenue

 

OPERATION: HOMEFRONT

Did you know that on any given night, as many as 100 homeless youth in Billings are sleeping outside underneath bridges, in 'camps' near the river or inside a cave along the Rims? Billings School District 2 identified 503 homeless youth enrolled during the 2012 - 2013 school year. Tumbleweed's Street Outreach Program identified an additional 150 homeless youth who were not enrolled in school. The number of homeless youth in Billings, MT in 2014 is estimated to be similar to the previous year. However, the number of homeless youth that have not been identified is believed to increase the homeless youth population during a given year in Billings, MT to approximately 1,000.

OPERATION: Homefront is a local holi...day gift project sponsored by Billings Kiwanis Club.

Billings Kiwanis Club has the goal to collect 500 individual shoeboxes with gifts for students identified by School District 2 and Tumbleweed as homeless or at risk.
Collection dates for the shoeboxes are from November 1 - December 12, 2014. The shoeboxes will be distributed the week of December 15, 2014 by School District 2 and Tumbleweed.

Please join OPERATION: Homefront and learn what a difference a shoebox can make!


INSTRUCTIONS

SHOEBOX
Use an empty shoebox (standard size, please), small plastic container, or holiday gift bag. If using a shoebox or plastic container please wrap the box and lid separately with holiday paper.

BOY, GIRL or TEEN MALE, FEMALE
Determine whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl or a teen male or female and the child’s age category as listed below. Create a label designating the appropriate gender and age category and tape the label to the top of the wrapped lid of your box.

AGE CATEGORIES

Primary Girl or Boy
K – 3rd Grade

Intermediate Girl or Boy
4th – 6th Grade

Early Teen Girl or Boy
7th – 8th Grade

High School Female or Male
9th – 12th Grade


FILL WITH GIFTS
Fill the box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child or teen. Please include at least one item a child can immediately embrace such as a stuffed toy, doll, ball, or toy truck AND at least one age appropriate toothbrush and age appropriate tooth paste. Including a handwritten greeting is encouraged.

DROP OFF
Place a rubber band or removable ribbon around each wrapped, closed shoebox and drop it off at any of the locations from November 1 - December 12, 2014.

Bricks & Minifigs
1911 King Ave West Suite 9
Billings, MT 59102
Mon-Fri: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

All Three Rocky Mountain Bank Branch Locations in Billings, MT
Lobby Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday - Friday

King Branch (24th and King)
2615 King Avenue West

Grand Branch (38th and Grand)
1410 38th St West

Downtown Branch (3rd and 30th)
2929 3rd Avenue North


GIFT SUGGESTIONS

Boys/Girls
School supplies: Pens, pencils, pencil sharpeners, notebooks, ink pads and rubber stamps, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, reading books, etc.

Toys: Small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A-Sketch, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky, etc.
Hygiene Items: Toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, brush, wash cloth, etc.

Other: T-shirts, socks, gloves/mittens, winter hats/scarves, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc. Clothing items for winter weather are encouraged.

Teens
Age appropriate items for school, recreation, clothing, and hygiene products. Clothing items for winter weather are encouraged. Gift cards and bus passes are also encouraged for older teens.

For All Boxes Do Not Include: Used or damaged items, war-related items such as toy guns or knives; chocolate or food; out of date candy; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

 

 

UPCOMING BILLINGS KIWANIS EVENTS

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What is Kiwanis?
The Billings Kiwanis Club is part of a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

What can Kiwanis do for you?

Billings Kiwanis Club
--Offers you many unique experiences while providing friendship and fellowship
--Involves you in your community through social and service projects
--Encourages you to exchange ideas and opinions with other community leaders
--Broadens your knowledge through informative programs and interesting speakers
--Allows you to perform community service beyond your capability as an individual, assisting the young, the aging, and the needy.

What you can do for Kiwanis

--Speak out, share your ideas.
--Become involved in any of the many active committees.
--Recruit new members by inviting your friends and associates to join.