Peter Castellana III, Peter Castellana Jr., the Castellana Foundation along with Western Beef were pleased to support the Kiwanis Club of Levittown New York. Kiwanis International is an international, coeducational service club founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan. It is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, and there are more than 8,600 Kiwanis clubs with nearly 300,000 members in 89 nations and geographic areas. Kiwanis International sponsors several service clubs for young people: Circle K International has 11,000 members on 570 university and college campuses; Key Club International has 215,000 members in 4,600 high schools; and Builders Clubs have been organized in 2,000 junior high and middle schools. Other members of the Kiwanis family include K-Kids in elementary schools, young European adults in Kiwanis Junior, and Aktion Club, which involves persons with disabilities in community-service activities.
In one year, Kiwanis clubs sponsored 147,000 service projects. To do so, Kiwanians raised and spent nearly $70 million and contributed 6.2 million hours of volunteer time.
Peter Castellana III, Peter Castellana Jr. and the Castellana Foundation are excited to sponsor the Kiwanis Club of Levittown’s 4th Annual Road Rally, Dinner & Basket Raffle, to be held May 21, 2016.
Levittown Kiwanis Club is a service organization unified in the belief that children and their community benefit from the efforts of a group of caring and involved members and volunteers. At the local level, in order to provide leadership opportunities to youth, they sponsor four Key Clubs at the High School level and three Builders Clubs at the Middle School level. The club also recognizes “Terrific Kids” in seven elementary schools.
The proceeds from the 4th Annual Road Rally will go towards funding scholarships for one student in each of their four High Schools, sending a few underprivileged local children to Kamp Kiwanis over the summer, running the “Terrific Kids” program in each of their seven elementary schools, and providing resources to their middle school’s “Builders Clubs” and high school “Key Clubs.”
In addition, Levittown Kiwanis Club provides support to their community by organizing and supporting such activities as:
- Running numerous food drives to feed local families as well as provide supplies to two local food pantries
- Collecting, refurbishing and redistributing wheelchairs
- Collecting and packaging toiletries for distribution to food pantries and Veterans
- Assisting Long Island Alzheimer’s and Special Olympics organizations at their annual events