Billings Kiwanis and Billings Senior...more
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.
7 am on Tuesdays
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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