Organizations Supported by Sandy Kiwanis
AntFarm was established to engage youth in experiencing the outdoors and the natural environment. These outdoor classrooms create impactful, lasting, healthy, educational and recreational experiences.
Mt Hood Kiwanis Camp
Every summer, over 500 children and adults with developmental, physical and/or neurological disabilities enjoy and benefit from their time at Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp.
Since 1972, the camp has enjoyed a unique partnership with Portland State University's Special Education Department which provides planning and personnel support.
Many Kiwanis members and other community volunteers help maintain the camp's 22 acres of US Forest Service land in the Mt. Hood National Forest.
Sandy Action Center
The Sandy Community Action Center is a hunger-relief agency serving low-income people who live within the Oregon Trail School District.
Sandy Pregnancy Resource Center
The center provides compassionate volunteer peer counseling and friendship. They offer a variety of educational and skill classes.
Compassion Sandy is an annual event led by the Churchs in Sandy. Churches reflecting different denominations cooperating together to provide compassionate services to people who are underinsured and in need. Basic medical and dental services are provided as well as podiatric, Chiropractic and massage.
Oral Hull Foundation
Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement
Sandy Family Fun Festival
The Sandy Kiwanis has a booth at the festival. Join us in July for a day of music, dancing, martial arts and more on the stage throughout the day. Lots of activities for kids and parents including face painting, bouncy castle, a rock climbing wall, and Frisbee golf. Information booths provide parents with information on schools as well as outside activities for children.
Boy Scouts of America (BSA) – Sandy Troop 662
The BSA goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations
Cub Scouts– Sandy Pack 248
The emphasis of Cub Scouting is to have fun and learn at the same time. A Cub Scout gets satisfaction from meeting challenges, having friends, feeling good about himself and feeling he is important to other people.
Future Farmers of America (FFA)
The National FFA Organization is a youth leadership organization that strives to make a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture education.
4 H (Head, Heart, Hands, and Health)
4-H is a community of young people across America learning citizenship, leadership, and life skills. 4-H programs can be found in three expansive mission mandates: Science; Citizenship; and Healthy Living.
The 4-H program aims to educate youth in arts and sciences and to encourage fellowship and service opportunities
The Sandy Oktoberfest, unlike many others, is truly a family event where families, seniors and singles can find fun and entertainment
We support this activity by providing funds to help pay for the event
This Oregon Trail School District program provides needed school supplies to homeless children and other children in need from grades K-12 These supplies include but are not limited to: notebooks, notebook paper, glue sticks, graph paper, washable markers, colored pencils, comp books, pens, pencils, rulers, calculators, backpacks,etc .
Sandy Chaplains Fund
This fund is used to support the community in times of crisis, such as when a family is burned out, homeless person/family needs assistance, etc.
Friends of the Sandy Pool
Is a non-profit organization that provides support for the Sandy Pool (Olin Y. Bignall Aquatic Center) The support might be paying the cost of swim lessions for a child who can’t afford swim lessons. In the past they have provided flippers and kick boards, noodles and lifejackets for use by pool users, both adults and children. Their motto: "Every Child a Swimmer".
Oral Hull Foundation
Oral Hull is a 22-acre park three miles from Sandy, Oregon. Serene and wooded, the unspoiled natural beauty of Mt. Hood, Oregon’s loftiest peak forms a fitting background.
Since 1962, the Oral Hull Foundation for the Blind has been dedicated to providing a special place for persons with blindness or low vision and their friends to get away for a day, week-end or week for an exceptional experience. They provide year-round recreational, social and informal educational opportunities for the blind and low vision community.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Dolly's vision is to foster a love of reading among preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month by mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, she wants children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. The books are available to all children, regardless of their family’s income.