Fordham Kiwanis Service Projects

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Saint Ignatius School Receives Fordham Kiwanis Donations
On the first day of the new school year, and with the assistance of the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council in Queens, Fordham Kiwanis delivered 80 backpacks, athletic equipment, and dozens of board games to Saint Ignatius School located in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx.

This Jesuit middle school was chosen to receive these items in recognition of a new Builders Club that was chartered there over the summer with the help of Father Vinny Marchionni (far right in photo) who will serve as the Builders club adviser.

According to Fordham Kiwanis president Mike Feierman (far left in photo), the new Builders club members hope to plan joint service projects with members in Fordham Prep Key Club and Fordham University Circle K, sponsored by Fordham Kiwanis since 1970.

Thank you for your participation and support of the the Fordham Kiwanis "Have a Heart Campaign."
Learn about how Fordham Aids Bronx Fire Victims.

Fordham Circle K Assembles Cards for Seniors
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Announcing the Fordham Kiwanis Community Service Award Recipient
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  • Fordham Clubs Clean Flower Garden
    The Fordham Kiwanis Clubs hosted a beautification Project held on May 1st at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School.
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    Fordham Kiwanis K-Kids Service Project
    The Fordham Kiwanis K-Kids are "heroes" because of their recent thoughtful service project.
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    Fordham Kiwanis Baby Registry Project for POTS
    Thanks to the generosity of our members and friends last month, Enfamil Formula, Diapers, Wipes, and Child Masks valued at over $1000 was delivered to POTS by Committee Co-chairs Michael and Annette Feierman.  POTS (Part of the Solution) offers a mosaic of services and support through a unique “one-stop shop” under one roof on Webster Avenue in the Bronx.  The specific items donated this year were in great demand during this pandemic and are most appreciated. Read more on the project.

    Fordham Kiwanis 2020 Community Service Award
    Fordham Kiwanis presented its 2020 Community Service Award to Fordham Senior Amanda Miller from the women's soccer squad. Amanda has been active in numerous community service projects over her stay at Fordham. Her projects include working with Special Olympics, working with the Jesuits at Murray Weigel Hall as a member of the Jesuit Network Committee, and serving as a volunteer with POTS. Read more about the Community Service Award.

    Fordham Circle K Service Project
    Read more about the Circle K Service Project.

    Baby Food and Cereal Box Thanksgiving Drive - November 16-26, 2019
    Fordham University Circle K and Kiwanis have joined forces with POTS (Part of the Solution) to make a Thanksgiving donation of Cereal Boxes and Jars of Baby Food.

    Fordham Kiwanis and Circle K Raise $5000 for P.O.T.S. Refrigeration
    A Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held the week of August 19th at P.O.T.S. ("Part of the Solution") acknowledging Fordham Kiwanis and Circle K raising over $5000 toward the $15,000 expense of two refrigeration units to keep fruits and vegetables fresh for Bronx families in need of assistance.

    Congratulations to Legion of Honor Members of Fordham Kiwanis
    Congratulations to Legion of Honor Members of Fordham Kiwanis who were honored this year for completing 30 years of service at the Annual Kiwanis Governor's visit to the Bronx Westchester South Division on June 13, 2019.  The honorees included: Georgina Arendacs, Stephen J. Cochi, Esq., Gregory Faulkner, Michael Feierman, Esq., Celeste Farrell,  Beth Kougasian, Esq. Joseph Muriana, and Gregory Pappas. In addition, current Legion of Honor members in Fordham Kiwanis with 25 or more years of service include Thomas DeJulio (46 years);  Dr. Rosemary DeJulio (29 years); Biswa Bhowmick (28 years); Stephie Mukerjee (28 years).

    Fordham Congratulates Builder's Club Officers and Members
    Thomas C. Giordano Middle School #45 in the Bronx held its annual induction of new members and officers at a recent meeting attended by Fordham Kiwanis President Anne-Marie Kirmse, Secretary Dr. Rosemary DeJulio, and Past International President Tom DeJulio.  Sister Anne-Marie and Faculty Advisor Michael Morgan presented officer and member pins and certificates, along with a copy of the Builders Club Handbook to each of the seventh grade class members.  The students took turns reading a "famous quote" on leadership followed by their reflections on the connection between personal development and service to others. The Builder's Club Pledge was recited by more than 25 new members who participated this past year in food collections for the needy in the neighborhood and environmental projects around the school grounds.

    Annual Kiwanis Community Service Award
    At Fordham University's 85th Annual Block F Awards Dinner on May 1, 2019; the Kiwanis Community Service Award was given to Senior Maria Trivelpiece for her volunteer work at POTS, Special Olympics, Murray Weigel, and the Fordham Center for Psychological Services. She is the 30th recipient of this Kiwanis Award presented at the Annual Block F Dinner and the first to receive it as a member of the Women's Softball team.

    Fordham Kiwanis Bread and Soup Luncheon
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    Fordham Kiwanis Raises Funds for P.O.T.S. (Part of the Solution)
    Fordham Kiwanis made a "New (Kiwanis) Year" resolution in October to raise $1000 for P.O.T.S. (Part of the Solution), a well-established agency in the Bronx serving as a "one-stop shop" assisting individuals living in poverty on their journeys from crisis to stability and ultimately self-sufficiency. See

    Fordham Celebrates Circle K Accomplishments
    Fordham Kiwanis hosted outgoing and incoming Circle K officers at its annual end-of-semester dinner. Two graduating seniors, Katie Dixon, and Megan Czachor were honored for their service, along with junior Mia Beverly, who was presented with a $1000 scholarship from Kiwanis Governor Candace Corsaro via the Kiwanis Children's Fund. Three charter members of Fordham Circle K, dating back 49 years were present, regaling current members with stories of service and "shenanigans" in Fordham Circle K nearly a century ago.