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Edgewater Public School-Scholastic Books-Kiwanis provided a backpack and a free book to each of the 525 students


Kiwanis is an international organization that exists solely to serve the children of the world.  Since we are the Southeast Volusia Kiwanis our focus is on the children in this area.

When the schools needed to close their doors due to Covid-19 and as teachers and administration worked hard to find creative ways to continue their caring education, the Kiwanis Club of SE Volusia County sought a way to help.

Through a joint effort with Edgewater Public School and Scholastic Books this Kiwanis Organization provided a backpack and a free book to each of the 525 students that attend the school.  The project is called “Kiwanis Reads!” and is based on a on project first started in Ormond Beach.

The backpacks and books were handed out to the students on May 18-19.  The school will be challenging the students to achieve reading goals over the summer and once the goals are reached Kiwanis will provide an event to help celebrate.

This is just one example of the way Kiwanis helps kids.  If you would like to find out more about what Kiwanis does or if you think you want to be a part of this awesome organization please email us at nsbkiwanis@yahoo.com or check us out on Facebook.

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We want to share how we are working to meet your needs during these uncertain times.  Keys To The City remains vigilant in our commitment to implementing ongoing practices to assure the well- being of our community and continued support to our customers.  We want to assure you that we are here for you during this challenging time.  We value the trust you place in our services.

Our on-line WEB presence is based here locally in Volusia County.  We will continue doing our best to giving you outstanding customer service you’ve come to expect from us.

We appreciate your patience and on-going necessary actions to keep our community safe as we collectively navigate this rapidly changing situation.

Wishing you peace and good health.

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Strike It Rich Kiwanis Party – Brannon Center NSB

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Brown Strike It Rich album cover showing the winner of Kiwanis $10,000 at strike-it-rich

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The Kiwanis Strike It Rich Party is the most fun annual event in New Smyrna Beach! Come on out for dancing, dinner, open bar, and a chance to win $10,000. All net proceeds go to kids the children and teachers of SouthEast Volusia. This is the Kiwanis biggest fund-raiser. Last year they donated over $40,000 to kids and teachers in SEV.


Kiwanis helps kids around the world. Local clubs look out for our communities and the international organization takes on large-scale challenges, such as fighting disease and poverty.


We are creative with our ideas. Whether rolling up our sleeves or opening our wallets, Kiwanians make transformative changes in communities around the world. On average, members of the Kiwanis family host approximately 150,000 service projects and complete more than 18 million service hours a year. Every year, our clubs raise more than US$100 million to support community causes — in addition to supporting the Kiwanis Children’s Fund.


Kiwanians have a smile so big, you could say it stretches more than a hundred years.  What started as a way to bring people together for the greater good has grown into a global network of do-gooders — connected by a love of people and possibilities.


Kiwanis International is organized into clubs, divisions, districts and international. This multi-leveled leadership hierarchy means members are supported by a larger network of leaders who are prepared to help clubs be successful while improving communities.

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