We invite you to support your community with a contribution to your Kiwanis Club of River Forest and Oak Park

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We also invite you to help us raise funds throughout the year via special events, concessions sales (cotton candy), Kiwanis Peanut Day underwriting, etc. 

Another successful Kiwanis Annual Bowl-a-thon April 7, 2019! 

Thanks for joining us this year for bowling, food, and fun while we promoted "service, achievement, and leadership skills in all children and youth, including people with special needs...".  Our club worked collaboratively with fellow clubs in our district this year to raise money in support of Kiwanis Neuroscience Research Foundation and YMCA Camp Independence.

In April last year, the Kiwanis Club of River Forest-Oak Park helped raise over $10,000 for the Spastic Paralysis Foundation during our annual Bowl-a-thon at Circle Bowl, Forest Park, IL. Once we have a tally for this year's event, we will post it here. 

We hope you can join us again next year. There are many ways to participate. You may bowl and ask your friends and family to sponsor your pins and strikes. You may gather a team of four to bowl together. You may sponsor a lane for $100 so that teens can bowl for free while they knock down pins for the cause. And/or you may donate items for auction baskets such as certificates, toys, music and more.   

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Here is another example of how Kiwanis supports children with developmental disabilities: Kiwanis Club donates "Gift of Play" to YMCA Camp Independence. The dedication of the "Gift of Play". Dozens of Kiwanis Club members, some coming from as far as Dubuque, Iowa, lent their time and skills to install the playground at YMCA Camp Independence. "We are fortunate to have Kiwanis give our kids the opportunity to do things all kids do, and to do it safely. The special camp serves children and young adults with spinabifada and other neurological conditions. The equipment, all of which is wheelchair accessible, includes a draw bridge swing and a sway swing that mimics a traditional teeter-totter. Stones and a rubber surface will also be added to the playground. We are so thankful and so proud." - Dr. David McLane, YMCA Camp Independence founder
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