K-Kids Elect President

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La Cañada Elementary fifth grader Nicole Johnson has been elected the 2012 president of the Kiwanis K-Kids of the Community Center of La Cañada. K-Kids is a service organization for elementary students sponsored by Kiwanis International, and a local Kiwanis club, composed of leading business and professional people of the community. K-Kids is a student-led community service organization open to any fourth, fifth, or sixth grade student who would like to provide service to Community Center of La Cañada and the community.

“It’s important for a community to have a K-Kids club so we can be helpful to other people,” said Nicole who has served with the K-Kids for two years. “We give flowers to the elderly in nursing homes, have sent shoes to needy kids in Madagascar and we even raised enough money to provide one cleft palate surgery for a kid through Smile Train. I love K-Kids.”

The K-Kids meetings are held the first Thursday each month immediately after school, and require parents to drop off and pick up their children. This year K-Kids will participate in the Fiesta Days Parade, collect donations for homeless children and adopt a “grandparent,” Kiwanis One Day, School Nurse Appreciation Day, planting flowers at the Community Center, baking cookies for the fire department, and the annual Plan-Spec Construction Food and Clothing Drive to benefit the Midnight Mission.

For more information about K-Kids, visit www.kiwanis-k-kids-lacanada.webs.com.

K-Kids meets the first Thursday of the month from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Community Center of La Cañada, 4469 Chevy Chase Dr., La Cañada Flintridge.