The Northwest Austin Kiwanis Club received the RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award on April 21st. Kiwanis International focuses on changing the world one child and one community at a time. Founded in 1970, the Austin chapter recently celebrated their 45th anniversary of service to our community.
Northwest Austin Kiwanis supports nonprofits like BookSpring, Any Baby Can, and their own K-Santa program (among many others) which provides gift boxes to families with children who otherwise might not have a Christmas. Club members also volunteer with the Texas Ramp Project. They build ramps for the mobility impaired, and tutor with Austin Partners in Education among other volunteer efforts. Matt Ache, president of iRex Group, Ltd. presented chapter president Don Reaves with an award plaque, along with a donation to PET-Austin in the club’s name. RecognizeGood has also donated a PET (Personal Energy Transportation) vehicle in the club’s name. This recognition represented a giant THANK YOU from the entire Austin community for the decades of selfless support.
The RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award recognizes the selfless community efforts and philanthropy of Austin-area service clubs. By highlighting “special” organizations, we believe that we will inspire others make our community a better place. Award nominees may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, and are voted on by a selection committee according to the following criteria:
- Length of Service
- Magnitude of Service
- Special One-Time Event
This is the fifth RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award for an Austin-area service organization. Previous award winners include Sertoma of Round Rock, Rotary Club of Lakeway / Lake Travis. Austin Downtown Founders Lions Club and Town & Country Optimists Club.