The Kiwanis Club of Hailey and the Wood River Valley was chartered on September 21, 2005 with 30 members. Each year our club gives hundreds of hours of service back to our community. Since we were chartered, we have instituted a number of ongoing programs to benefit kids in the Wood River Valley. We provide leadership opportunities to high school students through our Key Club at the Wood River High School and have provided college scholarships to students in our area for the past 2 years. Each year, with the help of our generous community, we gather coats and other winter garments for children and families in need. Our club members have responded to numerous requests for emergency aid, have donated elementary school supplies to teachers, read over 970 stories and distributed over 1700 books to children at the Hailey Head Start program, and have given ongoing support for the Camp Rainbow Gold Biker’s BBQ. We are currently launching a new campaign to replace old playground equipment in parks throughout our area.
Our club is a host club for the UT/ID District Governor. We have earned the Kiwanis International Hixon Award for Service and are a designee for the Kiwanis International Distinguished Club Award.