Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club continues to support the work and creative opportunities taking place at Studio 84, in Whitewater. Studio 84 specializes in working with all people, including those with Autism, physical disabilities, cognitive limitations and mental illness.
Studio 84’s mission is to provide fully accessible opportunities in the arts to enrich lives by focusing on the strengths and abilities of the individual, and by encouraging the creative voice with self-directed activities, thus inspiring self-worth, pride, confidence, and acceptance. More information about Studio 84 can be found online at studio84inc.org where they nurture “A Creative Focus on the Abilities through the ARTS.”
The Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club is made up of dedicated volunteers who help children in the Whitewater community and the world, all with 100 percent of funds raised going directly to projects and zero to administrative costs. Each year, the club distributes approximately $20,000, with over half going to the Whitewater Unified School District, including Ferradermis, ELL Summer School Transportation, shoes for students, Badger Boys State and Badger Girls State, and scholarships. Kiwanis helped to build and maintain the Flowing Well Shelter, the shelter and accessible playground at Starin Park and Treyton’s Field of Dreams, the WHS football field lights and press box, as well as adopting a highway to clean up. In addition, the group donates to the Whitewater Youth Soccer Club, the Friends of the Whitewater Aquatic Center Family Partnership Fund, the Whitewater Food Pantry, Bethel House and more.
Funds are raised through annual Pancake Breakfasts that have been served continuously since the 1950s, the Discover Whitewater Series Half-Marathon Pancake Breakfast since it began, and yearly poinsettia and lily plant sales. More information can be found on the Whitewater Kiwanis Breakfast Club Facebook page.