Kiwanis International Rose Float Committee is providing
7,000 volunteers - the largest pool of volunteers from any
organization - to create 10 floats for the 2010 Rose Parade.
volunteers come from all over North America and represent
nearly all of Kiwanis International's clubs: Builders Club,
for middle school students; Key Club for high school students;
Circle K International for college students; Aktion Club
for adults with disabilities and Kiwanis for adults.
is at the heart of every Kiwanis club," said Kiwanis
International President Paul Palazzolo, who will ride on
the Kiwanis International float with his family. "Our
7,000 volunteers will help make this year's Rose Parade
an artistic success."
volunteers have already worked the first three Saturdays
in December. Beginning December 26, Kiwanis volunteers will
work one of two decorating shifts each day through December
31. Five hundred volunteers will work each shift, and Kiwanis
clubs will feed the volunteers lunch and dinner. Kiwanis
volunteers will work a total of 56,000 volunteer hours to
complete the floats.
Founded in 1915, Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers
dedicated to changing the world one child and one community
at a time. Kiwanis International and its service leadership
programs for young people, including Circle K, Key Club,
Key Leader, Builders Club, K-Kids, Kiwanis Junior and Aktion
Club dedicate more than 19 million volunteer hours and invest
US$100 million to strengthen communities and serve children
annually. The Kiwanis International family comprises 600,000
adult and youth members in 70 countries and geographic areas.
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