Since 1991, the Indiana clubs of Kiwanis International have donated $1 million every four years to Riley Hospital for Children. The Kiwanis Clubs of Fishers and Geist play a part in the fundraising.
Fundraising methods include an induction ceremony, a silent auction, a poinsettia sale and other activities, with proceeds going to Riley.
Kiwanis Clubs of Fishers and Geist donated $3,000 to Riley Hospital for Children from last fall’s silent auction. Clubs involved were the Kiwanis Club of Fishers, the Kiwanis Club of Geist and the Kiwanis Aktion Club, a community-service club for adults with disabilities.
The donation benefited Riley’s “We Give Hope” campaign. One of its goals is to allow for mothers to birth high-risk pregnancies at Riley, which does not have a birthing wing.
Local clubs make an effort to regularly fundraise for the hospital, in addition to their regular events.
“We continue with service projects we have throughout the year, and we mix in events where we either try to raise money through donor funds or we do things like Spark!Fishers last year, where we had a brat and hot dog tent,” President Jim Miller said.