Kiwanis Check Presentation

Alamo Kiwanis Club Charities Announce Funds Awarded to Local Children’s Charities

2015 Funding Request Procedures Given At Reception With Nonprofit Organizations That Benefit Children In Bexar County

Members of the Alamo Kiwanis Club Charities will thank area nonprofit organizations that have supported children’s needs in our community with a reception at Any Baby Can, 217 Howard Street, on Tuesday, September 2 at 10:30AM.

Seventeen charities received funds this past year from the Alamo Kiwanisfundraising initiatives – Fiesta Noche del Rio and the Western & Heritage Art Show. These events, organized and operated by Alamo Kiwanis Club Charities, Inc. have raised more than $2.75 million for children’s charities since their inception.

“We are proud of the outstanding work done by nonprofit organizations that we support,” said Alamo Kiwanis President Tom Baldwin. “And we are humbled by the tremendous care given to children in Bexar County with critical needs that would not be addressed without their support.”

During the reception, procedures will be outlined for 2015 funding requests that nonprofits may submit beginning in September. All nonprofit organizations that benefit children residing in Bexar County are eligible to request funds.

Begun in 1963, The Western & Heritage Art Show and Sale features exclusive, original artwork by artists throughout the Southwest region. The participating artists display and sell their art with a portion of each sale being donated to the various charities supported by Alamo Kiwanis. The artwork includes oil paintings, watercolors, etchings, sculptures, and other various original works. The 2015 art show will be held in the Lonesome Dove Room of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on Friday, January 16, 2015.

Fiesta Noche del Rio is a seasonal outdoor performance, held each summer from May through August, featuring the songs and dances of Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Texas. All shows are performed at the historic Arneson River Theatre in La Villita on the San Antonio River Walk. Since 1957, more than one million visitors from around the world have seen the show.

Alamo Kiwanis Club Charities sole mission and purpose is to raise funds for local children’s charities. The volunteer-run non-profit organization has approximately 100 community members. From its beginning in 1947, The Alamo Kiwanis has been a club with an attitude – to do good works for children and the San Antonio community – and to have a good time doing it.