Success Story 


Kiwanis Club Recycles to Help Fund Children’s Groups 


Members of the Sunflower Kiwanis Club in Kansas have been recycling aluminum cans since 2007 when they started Kansas for Kids. The project was the brain child of Robert Hurt, when he was president.


Saturday morning several members transfer bags of cans from a garage to trucks and trailers so they could be taken to a local recycling center.

Their goal for 2010 is to raise $2,000 that will be used to help local youth projects such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Children’s Advocacy Center, Crisis Resource Center, Wesley house, Salvation Army, Pittsburg Family YMCA, Shaping Lives Program, Habitat for Humanity of Crawford County and scholarships for Pittsburg State University students.

The Club collects cans from 8 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of each month and also bring sacks of cans they have collected to weekly club meetings.  “We’re cleaning up the environment, recycling and turning cans into cash for a good cause,” Hurt said. “This is a win-win project.”