With a grant from the Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation, the Kiwanis Club of Arcadia Young Professionals hosted a book and bike safety fair on Saturday, June 10th – the first official day of summer break for students in the Arcadia school district.
With help from 45 Key Clubbers, the Kiwanis members set out to distribute 1,000 books to encourage literacy during the summer months and 100 helmets to promote safety.
The Arcadia Young Professionals club collaborated with a local non-profit to identify 100 low-income students to receive the free helmets. These students received a voucher, which they then brought to the book and safety fair to be fitted properly for their new helmet.
Local non-profits and businesses were also invited to set up booths at the safety fair. Local Police and Fire were on hand to teach children how to be safe during the summer; a local dentist distributed toothbrushes and floss to attendees; and the school district was on hand to promote summer activities for kids. Bike inspections were provided to attendees as well.
More than 200 participants attended the event and plans are already in the works to make this a signature project event for the Arcadia Young Professionals club!