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Published on November 15, 2011

Kishwaukee-DeKalb Kiwanis Club Continues Support for Kish Hospital

November 15, 2011

Kishwaukee-DeKalb Kiwanis Club Continues Support for Kish Hospital

Pictured from left to right: Renee Ellingson,
KishHealth Foundation executive director; Larry
Forsberg, Kiwanis Club of Sycamore; and Amy
Polzin-Kiwanis Club of Kishwaukee-DeKalb
immediate past president.

The Kiwanis Club of Kishwaukee-DeKalb recently made its final pledge payment of $1,768 to Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

Four local Kiwanis clubs, DeKalb Kiwanis, Sycamore Kiwanis, Kishwaukee-DeKalb Kiwanis, and Genoa-Kingston Kiwanis originally joined together to pledge $25,000 to the new Kishwaukee Community Hospital. A pediatrics room is named in their honor. 

The Kiwanis Club of Kishwaukee-DeKalb raises about $20,000 annually, which is all given back to the community. Money is raised through peanut sales, Biking with Beanzie, rummage sale, Corn Fest, and numerous activities which have included Rock-Paper-Scissors tournaments and a haunted house. The club sponsors NIU Circle K and a co-sponsors the Aktion Club of Opportunity House.  

“The Kiwanis Club of Kishwaukee-DeKalb has been proudly serving the DeKalb community since 1969. Our initial push, as a club, was establishing bike paths in and around the DeKalb area. We are still very much dedicated to that. Serving the children of the world is also a top priority of our club. We have done a wide variety of service projects, including building playgrounds and painting the Children's Learning Center, where we have participated in Reading is Fundamental,” said Amy Polzin, Kiwanis Club of Kishwaukee-DeKalb.

 

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