When Melissa Bynum attended her first Kiwanis International convention in 2022, she heard a lot about the Kiwanis causes: health and nutrition, education and literacy, and youth leadership development. The “literacy” concept particularly caught her attention.
Going once. Going twice. Sold! For 75 years, those words have been representative of a fundraising tradition for the Kiwanis Club of Prescott, Arizona, U.S. In that time, the club’s annual auction has helped support children and families in the area — raising more than US$4 million in the past 50 years alone.
With the hardships of Ukraine front and center in our daily news, our members are aware of the suffering of the Ukrainian people and are eager to help. That gave me an idea: to have members (and friends of members) purchase pajamas for Ukrainian children.