The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought countless challenges to families across the nation. From adjusting to a work-from-home schedule to attempting to fill the role of our children’s teachers, it has been a time of great transition for all of us as we adapt to our “new normal.”
To provide a sense of normalcy and joy during these challenging times, the Kiwanis Club of Orangevale-Fair Oaks provided 24 scooters and helmets to children in the Orangevale area. With the help of a Club Grant from the Cal-Nev-Ha Children’s Fund, the club partnered with the local organization About Kidz to distribute these scooters and helmets to children in their community on June 18, 2020.
The project was a massive success for the club! When asked to summarize the project, Club President Sal Arrigo said, “I’ll say it this way – a simple idea from one of our members turned into an extremely rewarding project. The enthusiasm from the kids, About Kidz, and the ‘thank yous’ from the parents was well worth the effort.”
The project was even covered by Orangevale Live, a grass-roots marketing collaborative which highlights “home-grown, real-life news” in their community. When asked about the idea by Orangevale Live, Arrigo stated, “Kids want to play, and Kiwanis supports kids.” Well put, Sal! We are honored to partner with clubs to build a better future for our children!