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IDS Fearless 5K Proceeds Donated to Warm The Children! - 12/20/2017
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It's a little cold for a road race but the runners and sponsors in the Independent Day School's Fearless 5K, helped to raise some nice funds this fall to benefit Warm the Children. Janet Sisson presented a check for almost $1500 in proceeds from the event to Lynn Baldoni, Middletown Kiwanis Warm the Children program coordinator.

A big THANK YOU to our logn time supporters at Independent Day School!

Mondo's Restaurant Fundraiser a Success! - 12/05/2017
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Mondo's restaurant held a fundraising evening on Tuesday, Dec. 5th donating 10% of all sales from 5 pm to 9 pm to Warm The Children. Many of our supporters came out to enjoy Mondo's great food and support Warm The Children.

Owner Keith Vibert presented Warm The Children with a check for $350 from the event. Thank you again for another successful event!

Holiday On Main 2017 Volunteering - 11/24/2017
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Middletown Kiwanians volunteered for the Annual Holiday on Main event hosted by the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce. Selling the Chamber's popcorn and pretzels to the crowds. Some of our elves also assisted Santa who listened to little boys and girls Christmas wishes.

Kiwanis Provides Participates in the Thanksgiving Project - 11/22/2017
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Again this year, the Middletown Kiwanis participated in the Middletown Thanksgiving Project. Our representative member Bill Warner coordinated our participation and as a result over 50 holiday food baskets were collected and distributed to families in need at the Salvation Army on Main Steet by our members. Great job!

MHS Key Club's Annual Powder Puff Game - 11/20/2017
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Each year the MHS Key Club sponsors a Powder Puff Football Game and each year spectators are given an entrance discount if they donate a food item. Kiwanis members help support the Key Club at their event by collecting the food items at the entrance gate. The food items collected are doanted to the Amazing Grace Food Pantry to help those in need.

Cynthia Clegg of MCCF interviews Warm The Children Coordinator in iCRV Radio - 11/17/2017
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On Friday, Nov. 17th at 9 am, Warm The Children Coordinator for Middletown Kiwanis was on for an interview with Cynthia Clegg of the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. Warm The Children is a recipient of a grant from The Community Foundation. Listen to this on-line broadcast!

Kiwanis Food Drive a Success! - 10/18/2017
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The Kiwanis Club of Middletown held a food drive on Saturday October 7th and Sunday October 8th at the Middletown Stop and Shop.
Several club members helped solicit non-perishable food items for Amazing Grace Food Pantry. Thanks to the generosity of the Stop & Shop customers, the club was able to donate over 1,000 items, weighing in at 1002 pounds of food. The Kiwanis food drive raised roughly enough food for over 1400 meals.
Did you know: a $1 donation becomes 4 meals?   That’s 5 pounds of food!
This was our first food drive but we plan on doing several throughout the year. Our next food drive is scheduled for Superbowl weekend at Stop and Shop in Middletown...

Warm The Children Receives $1500 from Cromwell Walmart - 08/30/2017

The Kiwanis Warm The Children program received a $1500 Local Community Grant from the Cromwell Walmart. Store Manager Ed Siochij approved the grant request submitted by program coordinator Lynn Baldoni. Baldoni stated: "This grant will allow us to serve approximately 20 children this upcoming season. We are very appreciative of the continued support from the store manager and his team in Cromwell."

The new shopping season is fast approaching. Warm The Children expects to serve more than 750 children again this year. Each child will be alotted up to $80 to spend on new winter clothing and footwear. More than 150 shoppers will assist the families as they shop. 100% of the donation...

Kiwanis Foundation of Middletown – Warm The Children Program Receives Grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County - 05/12/2017
Submitted by: Lynn Baldoni
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PRESS RELEASE - The Kiwanis Foundation of Middletown is pleased to announce it has received a $2,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. This grant is made possible, in part, through the Community Foundation of Middlesex County/Chuck and Rachel Wiltsie Fund, William McCann and Best Cleaners Fund, Preston Family Fund, Patti Anne Vassia Fund, Jan Ellen Youngblood Fund. The Kiwanis Foundation of Middletown will use these funds to support the Warm The Children program.

The Kiwanis Foundation of Middletown is a not-for-profit organization whose Warm The Children program provides new winter clothing for local children in need.  The program provides for children from birth...

Congratulations to Kiwanis Member Phil Cacciola - Acknowledged as "Home Town Hero" - 04/29/2017
Submitted by: Lynn Baldoni

Long time Kiwanis member Phil Cacciola was acknowledged at an Arbor Day Celebration and described by Jane Harris as a Vet “whose work in Middletown and the region is just unparalleled”. One of two autumn red maples were planted in his honor on the Vertan's Memorial Green.

*Jane Harris is a master gardener, arborist and chairwoman of the city’s Urban Forestry Commission.

To read The Middletown Press article about the celebration clik here