Members of the Kiwanis Club of Providence Point participate in several service projects. This past year we gave almost 1500 hours to these activities. We can help other residents participate in some these projects. These include (click on links for more information):
Medical Loan Closet: We loan medical equipment, such as, wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, toilet risers, etc. There is no charge for borrowing the equipment. Check the schedule on Channel 8 for whom to call, or click here.
Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank: Three times a week, members pick up food from local grocery stores for delivery to the Issaquah Food Bank. This past year we collected and delivered almost 88,000 pounds of food. In addition, members spend time volunteering at the food bank. The club maintains a donation box in the mail room at Collin Hall where residents can leave clothing which we deliver to the food bank.
Eastside Baby Corner: Members volunteer time assisting at Eastside Baby Corner, a nonprofit which provides basic necessities to children in need.
Providence Marianwood: Kiwanis members donate time volunteering at Providence Marianwood, a skilled nursing and transitional care facility located next door to Providence Point.
Tutoring: Volunteer opportunities are available for tutoring or mentoring children in local schools. Training is provided and background checks are required. The program is called Volunteers of Issaquah Changing Education (VOICE) and is supported by the Issaquah Schools Foundation. Other tutoring opportunities are available at Echo Glen School in Issaquah. Echo Glen is a youth detention center which can use volunteers to work with young people as tutors. Volunteers are also used in art programs. If interested call Les Nelson at 392-0191.
Handyman: A few members are available to assist residents with small projects around their homes. For such things as replacing hard-to-reach light bulbs, replacing smoke detector batteries, replacing furnace filters, and minor problems with garage door opener are a few things we might help with. For many odd jobs such as these (no heavy lifting), call Don Cumming at 557-6767. In addition, we are able to minor help with computer problems. We are not computer experts, but have had some experience that might help solve problems. For computer assistance, call John Gorow at 557-4626.
Save Old Spectacles: There is a box at the end of the Collin Hall mailroom to deposit your old spectacles for use by the poor. This is a Pacific Northwest District project. For information call Nancy Lauve at 427-9060.
Recycle Printer Cartridges: Rather than throw old printer cartridges into landfills we have a box in the Collin Hall mailroom where residents can deposit there old cartridges. The funds derived from recycling these goes to the Kiwanis International Eliminate Project, a joint project of Kiwanis and UNICEF.
Distribute Old Magazines: Deposit used magazines in the designated boxes at the end of the Collin Hall mailroom. We will see they get distributed to Providence Marianwood and other locations. Please deposit appropriate magazines - no catalogs or very old issues.