Here are a few of our accomplishments from the past Kiwanis year (2021 through 2022):

School Accomplishments

James Whitcomb Riley #43

  • Purchased an Apple TV to enable sharing and discussion of math problems
  • Helped fund a calming corner for stressed students
  • Helped purchase STEM materials to create a makerspace

Phalen Academy #48

  • Purchased an iPad charging station
  • Purchased materials to study life cycle of plants and insects
  • Helped purchase materials to enable Pre K-2nd students to camp in the classroom
  • Purchased materials for Pre-K-2nd to teach counting, money use, learning to tell time, and create a tropical environment learning experience
  • Purchased manipulatives to learn math in Pre-K-2nd grade

Butler Lab School #55

  • Helped purchase mapping materials

Sidener Academy #59

  • Funded robotics clubs

Rousseau McClellan #91

  • Purchased i-Pad minis
  • Funded a new cutting garden
  • Purchased golden math beads
  • Helped fund a costume library
  • Purchased music materials
  • Provided materials to study the evolution of species

Purdue Polytechnic North

  • Gave funds to support summer science camp, called Dream Big, to encourage the pursuit of STEM education in high school
  • Gave funds to purchase hardwood for use in maker projects

Shortridge High School

  • Purchased an iPad and stylus to enable students to work remotely
  • Helped purchase video and audio capability for Spanish class student use
  • Purchased an iPad and stylus for use in the classroom
  • Purchased a DLS camera for photography class

Service to Community

  • As a Go Fourth activity, pulled invasive garlic mustard plants at Broad Ripple Park
  • Went on a walking tour of Holliday Park, identifying native plants and trees
  • Cleaned and maintained our adopted median at 70th and College on a weekly basis
  • Co-sponsored the clean-up of Broad Ripple Village on the first Saturday of every month
  • Sponsored the paper products recycling bin behind Einstein Bagels in Broad Ripple
  • Provided volunteers for the Broad Ripple Historic Home Tour
  • Gave financial sponsorship to the Broad Ripple Historic Home Tour
  • Toured Purdue Polytechnic HS North, as part of establishing a working relationship


  • Hosted the second annual Pumpkin Smash for STEAM Cash. Held at Half Liter BBQ, this free family event features pumpkin drop from scissor lift, smashing pumpkins on the ground, arts events for kiddos, live music, on-line auction, and Dine-to-Donate generosity of Half Liter restaurant, a Sahm establishment
  • Hosted a beer and chocolate tasting, raising $1,250

Other Donations and Efforts

  • Held bi-weekly lunch meetings at Half Liter BBQ, and monthly Think with a Drink at various locations
  • `As part of monthly Go Fourth activities, we collected canned goods and donated them to a food pantry
  • We collected food, hygiene items, and clothing for the health clinic at Avondale Meadows
  • Continued to support Haverford Little League, giving $500
  • Donated $1,000 to support after-school STEAM programs of AYS
  • Continued support of STEAM-focused summer day camp scholarships at Jordan YMCA with $1,000 donation
  • Focused on membership growth with outreach in the Broad Ripple area