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It’s so nice we’re having it twice

Aktion clubs around the world will have another opportunity to show the world the impact Aktion Club members can make in just one day. 

Starting in the 2016–17 administrative year, Kiwanis One Day will be held on the fourth Saturday of October. The Kiwanis International board voted to move the annual day of service to align with potential sponsorship opportunities. Plus, the Gannett Company and other media companies partner for an annual Make a Difference Day on the 4th Saturday of October. It's a great opportunity for your club to align Kiwanis with this day of service and apply for Make a Difference Day grants.

Take this opportunity to let clubs know that they have another opportunity to participate this year–or start planning an even bigger event for October 2017. Clubs looking for an idea could participate in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF as a Kiwanis-Aktion Club event or plan another project using the Kiwanis One Day Game Plan toolkit. Clubs that wish to participate in the Legacy of Play contest, held with partner Landscape Structures, will have plenty of time to plan an entry for a future opportunity to win US$25,000 worth of playground equipment. (Not familiar with this contest? See contest rules, submissions and this year's winner.) 

Kiwanis One Day will continue to be held on the fourth Saturday of October for the foreseeable future. Kiwanis One Day is a great opportunity to bring together the Kiwanis family to focus on local community service. It’s an example of Kiwanis’ belief that kids need Kiwanis. Kids need Kiwanis to provide programs and services no longer available because of school and municipal budget constraints. Kids need Kiwanis to provide backpacks, food and vaccines. Kids who want to be in youth clubs need Kiwanis club members as mentors to help them thrive, prosper and grow. Kiwanis One Day is a great time to show the world that kids need Kiwanis—and Kiwanis provides for their needs.

How will your club make a difference in your community on Kiwanis One Day? Let us know at pr@kiwanis.org
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