dedicated to improving our neighborhoods through 
community service targeted primarily at the needs of children

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."





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 for more information and please join us as one of our People Recycling for People.






GTPD Attends Kiwanis Meeting With Guest Speaker From Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey.

Posted by Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood on February 19, 2015 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (1)

On Thursday, February 19, 2015, Community Relations Commander Lt. Barton, and Juvenile Unit Commander Detective Sergeant Stollsteimer, and Juvenile Detectives Farrell, McGuire, Grodzielanek, and Agent Michelle Selfridge attended the monthly Kiwanis meeting.


Guest speaker, Pamela DePompo, from Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey spoke in reference to services they provide and providing information about Child Abuse Prevention Month which is April. Her Organization is asking schools, service organizations, businesses, etc. to sponsor Pinwheel Gardens by "planting" pinwheels as an integral part of their "Pinwheels for Prevention" campaign.


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Installation/Awards Dinner

Posted by Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood on December 17, 2014 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood held its annual Installation & Awards Dinner on December 1, 2014 at Filomena Cucina Italiana, Blackwood-Clementon Rd. Lt. Gov. Joan VanNote inducted new members, (Kent Woodcock, Charles Wynne, and Sue Wynne), and Installed new officers (Pres KrIstie Wilson, VP Jonathan Woodcock, Sec Pat Price, and Trea Ruth Tracy). Newly installed Pres Wilson presented pin tabs to each member ranging from 1 to 55 years. Also present were Highland HS Prin Beth Petit and representatives of our Key Clubs from Winslow Twp & Triton Regional High Schools. A great time was had by all.  


2012 International Convention Update

Posted by Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood on July 24, 2012 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

By Kristie

This year Kiwanis International Convention was in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The food was great, the hospitality was great, and the weather was HUMID.  Nonetheless, 2012 convention was a great experience.  There were tons of great workshops and social events that reminded me why it is so awesome to be a Kiwanian. 

The Touhy's, the real life family from the movie, "The Blind Side" were the keynote speakers for opening ceremonies.  They spoke of how giving just one person a chance, you can change a life.  The Touhy's were comical but let the Kiwanis family audience know that our work is not in vain.

In addition to the workshops and service projects that were going on at the convention, came the highly anticipated House of Delegates in which Kiwanians would be voting on multiple proposals, including the proposed dues increas, and electing a new International Vice President and new Trustees.   The dues proposal was sent back to the board for review and will most likely be brought back up next year.  Dr. John Button out of the Eastern Canada- Carribean district.

Next year's international convention is in Vancouver.  Check out the 2013 Convention website