CLUB OF GLOUCESTER TWP-BLACKWOOD 

dedicated to changing the world 
one child and one community at a time.

Scholarship Dinner

Posted by Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood on May 14, 2015 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

On May 14th, 2015, The Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood, awarded $15,000 in scholarship dollars to eleven students. The evening included a dinner, a speech from the Gloucester Township Mayor, David Mayer, and a presentation of the Centennial Award to Gloucester Township Police Officer Jenn Mclaughlin for her service in the community.

Parents and students appreciated the evening. It also gave our club a chance to talk about all the wonderful things we do


Shoebox Recycling has begun

Posted by Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood on March 22, 2015 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ – SUNDAY, March 22, 2015 – The Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Township/Blackwood, in partnership with Community Recycling introduced a shoe-recycling fundraiser that promises ease and engagement for all involved. Community Recycling’s ShoeBox Recycling program recycles gently used shoes for reuse. The Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Township/Blackwood will collect shoes that will find new owners around the world. From South America and Africa to areas right here in the United States, the recycled shoes will go to help people and communities in over 50 countries.

 

Through ShoeBox Recycling’s SoleMate Note initiative, recyclers are urged to include a “SoleMate” note along with their recycled shoes telling their shoes’ new owner where they came from, what they were used for, or even any special memories attached to them. In return, the recipient can write back to complete the SoleMate connection.

"We are thrilled to become a part of this meaningful fundraising program that encourages our MEMBERS/COMMUNITY to take local action to support a larger global movement.” “In addition to the social and environmental impact of our recycling efforts, we will be raising much needed funds to support our club’s efforts to serve our community and the world.

 

Community Recycling is proud to be a for-profit recycler of shoes. They have flipped the recycling triangle upside down and have mastered the most powerful ‘R’—REUSE. With over 300 million pairs of reusable shoes hitting landfills each year, they are looking to change the way people think about their shoes.

 

"We want shoe recycling to become habit forming, engaging and rewarding for everyone involved," said Community Recycling president, Ira Baseman. “Our partnership with The Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Township/Blackwood is a great way to get that message out. ShoeBox Recycling not only helps people around the world but also works to inspire a new generation of recyclers right here in our own communities."

 

 

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ABOUT COMMUNITY RECYCLING

Community Recycling is proud to be a for-profit clothing recycler with a focus on REUSE. They have flipped the recycling triangle upside down and have mastered the most powerful ‘R,’ REUSE, with more than 98% of the goods collected destined for REUSE here and around the world. Engaging people in the communities where they live is essential to making the recycling process as convenient as possible. Community Recycling is effectively diverting millions of pounds of clothing, shoes and other secondhand things from landfills, generating new revenue streams for municipalities, townships, boroughs, commercial retail locations, schools, charities, thrifts; and fueling local economies by creating jobs both here and in emerging countries. Community Recycling offers a portfolio of innovative recycling programs including CR Home, CR Kids, CR Campus, CR Bins and ShoeBox Recycling. Visit us at www.communityrecycling.biz for more information and please join us as one of our People Recycling for People.

 

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Bowling for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Posted by Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood on June 8, 2014 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

On June 8th, 2014, the Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp/Blackwood hosted a bowling event for the Muscular Dystrophy. We raised $800.00 for MD and gave trophies to the youngest bowler, Nick, and adult bowler, Cathy Schliep. Also in this picture to the left is our President Michele Selfridge and member Jon Woodcock. We also had 8 gift baskets to action off.


Scholarship Dinner

Posted by Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood on May 8, 2014 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

On May 8th, 2014, The Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp/Blackwood, awarded $15,000 in scholarship dollars to eleven students. The evening included a buffet dinner, a speech from the Gloucester Township Mayor, David Mayer, and a presentation of the Walter Zeller Fellowship award to a long-time supporter of our golf outings, Michael Minchelli of Citizens Public Adjuster, Inc.

Parents and students appreciated the evening. It also gave our club a chance to talk about all the wonderful things we do and our participation in the Gloucester Township Field of Dreams.


GTPD Bike Rodeo

Posted by Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood on May 3, 2014 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

On May 3rd, 2014, the Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp/Blackwood participated in the Gloucester Twp. Bike Rodeo. The Bike Rodeo is an activity for the children. The Bike Police in conjunction with the Community Relations Unit, set up a course and ride through the course with the bike officers. They also hand out literature, they check the fit of bike helmets and give out new helmets when necessary, and there is a representative from Peddlers bike store to show the kids how to check their bike for safety. This is our second year participating in the bike rodeo. Our handout this year where four inch long spoke reflectors in five colors. They seem to have been a hit with the kids. Blue was their favorite color. Shown in the picture is Club Secretary Patricia Price and Officer Jenn McLaughlin.


DARE essay and poster contest

Posted by Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood on May 1, 2014 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

On May 1st, 2014, the Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp/Blackwood joined with the Gloucester Twp Police DARE program, to present gift cards to the winners of the DARE essay and poster contest. Members shown are Patricia Price, Dottie Earle, and Joan Pearce. Also there where Bob Earle and Michele Selfridge. As the winners names where called out, they came up on the stage to shake hands with Mayor Mayer, Msgr. Michael Mannion, and assorted police officers.

Kiwanis OneDay

Posted by Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood on April 19, 2014 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

On April 19th, 2014, The Kiwanis club of Gloucester Twp/Blackwood painted part of the Gloucester Township Hider Lane Senior Center. We where late for the Kiwanis One Day, but our efforts where greatly appreciated. Members present where Patricia Price, Ruth Tracy, Kaitlin McCann, Kristie Wilson, Adam Bricketto, Joan Pearce, Helen Troxell, and Danielle Barbato. Kaitlin even brought a few extra hands. Pictured are Kristie Wilson, Kaitlin’s friends, Raf and Matt, and Joan Pearce in the middle. With all this help, we got the painting done in little time.

Field of Dreams

Posted by Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood on March 24, 2014 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

On March 24th, 2014, The Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Township/Blackwood, presented to the Mayor and Council of Gloucester Twp, a $1500.00 check for the Gloucester Twp. Field of Dreams. Our Field of Dreams is a ball field for handicapped children and adults. The field is made with special material so wheel chairs and walkers can easily be used. Kiwanis and several community groups are teaming with Gloucester Township to help with the fundraising to make this dream come true.

Members present during the presentation are (left to right): Bob Earle, Dottie Earle Helen Troxell, Ruth Tracy, Jon Woodcock, Patricia Price, and Michele Selfridge. Also pictured Mayor David Mayer and Council President Glen Bianchini.

Service, Service, Service

Posted by Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood on February 10, 2013 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

A full month into the new year and boy are we busy.  We have a lot planned for the next 5 months, both our own projects and supporting other projects near and dear to our hearts.

Later this month, February 24th,  is a fundraiser bowling event for the Field of Dreams project for Gloucester Twp.  This baseball field would be a state of the art facility that catered to the needs of mentally and physically disabled children and adults to give them a safe place to experience sports that they may not have been allowed to participate in.  The cost is $15 a person to bowl, get shoes, a slice of pizza and soda.


We are also getting ready to award $15,000 in college scholarships to high school seniors and are busy planning our reception.

Kiwanis One Day is on April 6th and we are planning out project to serve the community.


May is our busy month.  In addition to our 2 meetings, we are serving breakfast at the Ronald McDonald House in Camden.  The house is always full and it is an honor to serve breakfast and relieve families of the worry of planning and making meals.  On May 18th, is our annual Bowl-a-Thon for Cystic Fibrosis.  We are hoping to raise even more money to donate to this wonderful cause.


Want to attend any of these events, email [email protected]


~Kristie



National Night Out 2012

Posted by Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood on August 19, 2012 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

By Kristie


For the second year, Gloucester Twp Blackwood Kiwanian Ruth Tracey, organized her block to party it up for National Night Out.  As a Kiwanian, she also found a way to raise funds for a new project in Gloucester Twp, the Field of Dreams.

National Night Out is America's night to promote a crime-free night of community entertainment.  The movement started to bring attention to anticrime efforts. Last year, funds were raised for a Nico's Army, to help a local boy and his family his battle with cancer. 

This year Kiwanis members donated gift baskets and the community had the opportunity to purchase tickets to win one of these baskets.  Gloucestert Twp is trying to raise enough money to start the building of a "Field of Dreams." This field is specifically designed for  children with disabilities.  This field will be specially designed and built to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers, (in addition to other needs) and allow for a safe environment that  normal baseball and softball fields would not allow for children with disabilities.

During the basket raffle, Kiwanians raised over $200 in 3 hours to help in this noble cause.  This project has his a soft spot with our members and we hope to continue in this journey.


Once again National Night Out has been a success!  View pictures of National Night Out 2012 on the photos page