Other Important Fund Raising Projects

Eliminate Project

  • Ames Noon Kiwanis is celebrating completion of its portion of Kiwanis International's $110 million pledge to Eliminate Maternal Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) worldwide. Our Club's five-year pledge was $46,500; we met it two years early. Kiwanis International achieved its goal of $110 million in February 2017. The program pays for three innoculations ($1.80 cost) to immunize mothers from neonatal tetanus; their immunity passes on to their children. Noon Kiwanis members who contributed $1250 or more to the MNT effort were recognized with Zeller awards which went a log way toward our goal
  • Front row left to right are Kiwanis members Ted Macdonald, Gary Wade,MNT Awards Cynthia Gaunt, and Lynell Dougherty.  Middle: Sue Converse, Kris Meinhard, Carl Anderson, Anne Schmitt, Geri Derner, Jack Cleasby.  Back: Mike Miller, Jim Converse, Bob Currie, Bill Bossenberger, Shirley Bossenberger, and Bud Everett.  Completion of the MNT effort designates Ames Noon Kiwanis as a Model Club.  When the MNT project began, a child died every night minutes due to neonatal tetanus.  Today that death rate has been cut almost in half.  Sixteen countries are still in the MNT immunization process.    

Kiwanis Pancake Days

  • Pancake Days, held each year in early March, is a much-anticipated event in Ames. Members of the club, as well as members of Golden K, Circle K, Key Club, and the Town and Country Kiwanis Club, pitch in to serve about 2,000 hungry persons each year! Pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs, coffee, milk, orange juice....it's a great meal and a great way to help the children of Ames.

Apple Sales

  • Locally-grown apples bagged by club members are sold in the fall. Locally produced flash-pasteurized apple cider and frozen apple dumplings are also available.

Christmas Gift Wrap

  • During the holiday season our volunteers wrap gifts for customers at North Grand Mall. We also sell items to embellish the packages. It is fun to greet the shoppers and an enjoyable way to raise funds. Gift wrapping is easier than you might think. Even those of us who are hesitant to wrap for others learn that we can do a good job. Ask your friends and neighbors to look for us near Santa in the center of North Grand Mall.

Kiwanis Club Auction

  • A fall foliage outing on the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad followed by a beef stew dinner, riding in a combine on the Tjernagel farm in central Iowa, a week at a lake home in Minnesota, and many other exciting getaways, needed services, arts and crafts, and other items are up for grabs to the highest bidder at our annual Kiwanis Club Auction.

District Golf Tournament

  • The Kiwanis Club of Ames enjoys being one of the sponsoring Clubs of a golfing tournament for Kiwanians statewide. Low handicappers and duffers alike have fun, compete, and raise money for Kiwanis projects.

Ways anyone can help

  • Sign up for "Amazon Smile" (free). Whatever you buy at Amazon.com, Amazon will give 0.5% of the price to our club's Kiwanis Foundation. Just go to Amazon Smile to sign up. For more information click here or email Maeann Unser.
  • Save your pop cans. If you know an Ames Kiwanis member, they will be happy to receive them for our "Knickles For Kids" program. For more information, click on the "Knickels For Kids" button at the top of this page.