Thanks to the Metro Detroit Young Professionals Kiwanis Club, preschool families and clients can take a book or share a book from the Little Free Library. The blue, wooden book-sharing box features a glass door so people can see what’s inside.
Volunteers from the Metro Detroit Young Professionals Kiwanis Club gathered at Oakland Family Services on Saturday, Nov. 21 to assemble and install the library box and post. Club members already have installed a Little Free Library at Grant Park in Royal Oak and have another planned in Shelby Township. They are popping up across the country as a way to promote literacy.
The Little Free Library is a great addition to any community,” said Robert Allen, club president. “It helps encourage childhood reading and literacy. We wanted to have one at Oakland Family Services because the work they do is very important and helps children, which is what Kiwanis clubs focus on.”
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The stacks of cans kept getting higher as more people entered the movie theatre. The organizers of the joint service project smiled, knowing that the growing stack of cans means more people will be helped.
“Cans for a Cause” was a joint project of the Metro Detroit (Michigan) Young Professionals Kiwanis Club and the Central Woodward Junior Chamber chapter.....
Read the full article on the Kiwanis International website here.
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Michigan's First Young Professional Club Chartered
On October 1st, 2015, the very first Young Professional (YP) Kiwanis Club in Michigan celebrated their Charter Night. The Metro Detroit YP Kiwanis officially chartered with 19 members eager to make a commitment to serving the community. Joined by many local Kiwanians including sponsoring clubs Livonia Early Risers and Detroit #1, district leadership including Governor Linda Lawther, family and close friends, members celebrated this momentous occasion with great excitement for what the club can do for the community and for the growth of Kiwanis...
Read the full article on Page 9 of the Michigan District Builder here.
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The Metro Detroit Young Professionals Club
In a time of difficult membership growth, many clubs are eager to find more young people to join Kiwanis. Unfortunately, some people have the misconception though, that young people just aren’t interested in getting involved. In reality though, the problem for many young professionals is finding a place to easily do service with other young people. That need has led our group of young people to start a new Kiwanis club: The Metro Detroit Young Professionals Club...
Read the full article on Page 21 of the Michigan District Builder here.
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