Kiwanis Children’s Fund in Europe chose Shoes for Romanian Children (SRC) because there was a necessity in Europe to help children to hope for a better future going to school, and for many of them, a pair of good shoes are a basic need.
Funds were used to buy shoes directly in Romania at Marelbo, one of the largest shoe factories in the country. In this way Kiwanis Children’s Fund in Europe will honor and recognise both individual donors, club and district at various gift level. Complete details can be asked to your KCF district chair. A special patch for club banner and certificate will be provided to members, clubs and districts who donated.
The campaign plan was extended over September 2021 year, to allow for every club to mobilize their support. Each club chose the method of fundraising that worked best for them..
From October 16th to 19th, FOUR THOUSAND pairs of shoes and socks, value just over 140.000,- €, have been delivered to needing Romanian children. KCF president elect Filip Delanote, trustee and counselor for Europe Francesco Valenti, KCF ambassador Bernard Altmann and Ilonka Löhmer, District chair Roland Franzi and Kiwanians from Romania all together for the first European Service project.