The Kiwanis Club of Bethpage Central Park was chartered in the Long Island South Central (LISC) Division of the NY District as one of 7,700 clubs in 80 countries on October 1, 2012. Very soon thereafter, Superstorm Sandy devastated much of Long Island. Many of our early service projects revolved around relief efforts and helping the children who were affected by the storm feel as close to normal as possible. We had food drives, clothing drives, and Trunk-or-Treat Halloween for children who lost their homes. We provided giftcards and holiday presents to families who were displaced. Our club has grown to include over 50 members who wholeheartedly believe in our motto: "Serving Children Of The World".
We proudly support the local Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center at Cohen Childrens Hospital and donate Pediatric Trauma Kits to the Local Fire Department. Our club provides Tick Removal Kits to local scout troops, which in turn supports the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Foundation. Each year we send 2 local middle school students to Kamp Kiwanis where they enjoy a week-long camping experience that is 100% funded by our club.
Recent projects have included Narcan Training, Autism Awareness, Park Clean Up, and Disaster Relief. Our club supports local families in need, sponsors participants in the Special Olympics and participates in community events like the Memorial Day Parade, Fire Department Vendor Fair, and Relay For Life.