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Signature Projects

Charles J. Thurmond Youth Art Scholarship Awards

  • $15,000 of scholarships are awarded each year by the Kiwanis Club of Gainesville; $5,000 in each of 3 categories - Writing, Performing Arts, Visual Arts
    • $2,500 for 1st place
    • $1,500 for 2nd place
    • $1,000 for 3rd place
  • The application process is in the Spring of each year. The scholarship fund is administered by the North Georgia Community Foundation.
  • For more information on the scholarship - CLICK HERE

Dictionary Project

  • The Gainesville Kiwanis Club provides a dictionary to every 3rd grade student in Hall County
  • This project began in 2005
  • To date, nearly 50,000 dictionaries have been personally presented by Kiwanians

Youth Christmas Projects

  • Sponsor Friends of Recovery Christmas Party
    • Purchase gifts from Santa for over 300 kids in December
  • "Angel Tree" gifts for kids in families involved with Accountability Courts

Read Aloud

  • Reading to children in local elementary schools to help enhance their interest in reading and development of reading skills before 3rd grade