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Sunrise Kiwanis donating $28,450 to non-profit groups
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Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis is conducting their 2nd Annual “Community Night of Giving” at the Manteca Senior Center from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11.
Light refreshments will be served.  The club will distribute $28,450 to local groups and organizations.  When added to what has already been distributed this fiscal year it will bring the total to $40,800.
The Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis has been providing community service and funding to local organizations since 1980.  Some of their service includes the Manteca Pumpkin Fair, monthly Birthday Buddies and constructing a playground and planting trees at Raymus House,  high school scholarships, Tidewater Bikeway Clean-up, Thanksgiving Dinner, Annual Pork Feed, Manteca 4th of July Parade, and tending bar for various organizations events among the many. 
They have also provided funds over the years to: Agape Villages, American Cancer Society, American Heart Assc., American Legion, Boys & Girls Club of Manteca, Boys Scouts, CERT, Clothes Closet, Dream Closet, Raymus House Birthday Buddies, Crime Stoppers, Doctors Hospital Auxillary, East Union Band Boosters, Sober Grad events at all local Manteca Unified high schools, Key Club, Give Every Child A Chance, JROTC at Manteca, Sierra and East Union High, Every 15 Minutes, Great Valley Book Fest, Haven of Peace, Hope Family Shelter, Hospice, Hearts & Hands, Katrina Relief Fund, Kiwanis Family House, Kiwanis Eliminate Project, Valley CAPS, Police Explorers, Manteca Fire Chief’s Foundation, Manteca Police Chief Foundation, Manteca Police K9 Unit, Manteca Historical Society, Manteca Mural Society, Manteca Prayer Breakfast, High School Scholarships, Manteca Senior Center, Manteca Unified Student Trust, Manteca Youth Focus, MUSD Homeless Student Fund, Not Forgotten Memorial Day Event, Pregnancy Help Center, Relay for Life, Special Day of the Farm, Starting Point, Second Harvest Food Bank, Sierra High Band Boosters, Treats for Troops, Veterans Stamp Program, Veteran’s Stand Down, Welcome Home Heroes Foundation, West High Key Club and many others.  Over $550,000 has been donated over the years and another estimated $275,000 raised by various groups through the Annual Pumpkin Fair.
Kiwanis International started in 1915 in Detroit Michigan and has grown to over 16,000 clubs in 80 nations with an average of over 18 million volunteer hours and over $100 million going toward projects in their local communities annually.  Overall Kiwanis members have participated in nearly 150,000 projects per year. 
For those wishing to attend the “Community Night of Giving”, please RSVP to Terry Malloy at 209.825.5826 or