Florida Kiwanis club hosts virtual dance party as fundraiser

Steven Hadt | Jul 16, 2020

Dance Mask Party


Kendall-South DadeFun, fellowship and relevant community service continues for the Kiwanis Club of Kendall-South Dade in the Florida District even as the global pandemic rages. The club has found a way to serve the community, add new members and have fun along the way.

The biggest service project has been delivering food to first responders at 19 different locations, such as the local hospital, fire stations and nursing homes. Members bought pizza, fried chicken, baked goods and even cooked some meals so those on the front line could have a quick meal before answering the next call.  

The club has gotten creative to pay for it all and still raise money for its scholarship program. They hosted a Zoom party and collected a US$5 cover charge. Four DJs spent hours spinning tunes that ranged from Reggae to Top 40. More than 100 people Zoomed in for the dance party. Nearly $3,700 was raised in just four hours. All of that money will be poured back into supporting the community.  

“People really enjoyed it,” said club president Beverlin Allen. “Trust me. No one wanted the party to end.”

The continued service is helping the club attract new members. Six people joined within the past two months. It helps that the Kiwanis International Board suspended international dues for new members until September 30, 2020. Anyone who joins a Kiwanis club until then won’t be charged membership dues and fees until the 2020-21 administrative year begins on October 1.

Allen said, “The Kiwanis Club of Kendall-South Dade is going strong and making a difference in our community.”

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