A wide range of community organizations benefited from the hard work and support of the Kiwanis Club of Evanston in 2009. Youth and children have been a focus of the club and Kiwanis International for many years, which is reflected in the club’s giving history.

 Older students at Evanston Township High School were honored monthly for their combined athletic and academic prowess. The club annually gives two $1,000 academic scholarships and for
the past three years, through a combination of Kiwanis and parent donations, has provided mouthguards for athletes.

 Other groups receiving grants include the Salvation Army summer camp scholarships, Special Olympics, the Evanston Symphony Orchestra and several programs which assist elementary and middle school children through their participation in Family Focus athletic and mentoring programs.


 “Community members know that the Kiwanis Club is ready to help our school children achieve through music, books, good health and play,” said Dr. Stamata Blanas, the club president. “Our partnership with the students at ETHS has enabled us to reach several organizations with hands-on help; this has enriched
both the students and our members,”
she added.