At the start of the year, VALLEYLIFE members started an Aktion Club in an effort to give back to their community—thanks to a sponsorship by the North Phoenix Kiwanis Club.
VALLEYLIFE, 1142 W. Hatcher Road, is a nonprofit organization that provides services to individuals with disabilities. Aktion Clubs are service clubs for adults with disabilities and there are currently over 500 clubs worldwide, which are each sponsored by a local Kiwanis group.
The purpose of this group is to allow VALLEYLIFE members the opportunity to serve their community. These groups help members build self-confidence, encourage leadership, and help members realize their ability to make a difference in their community.
VALLEYLIFE members elected officers for their club and meet monthly to discuss community service activities they would like to perform.
In January, Members created Valentine’s Day cards to deliver to residents at the Orchard Pointe Arrowhead retirement assisted living facility. The February meeting activity was devoted to placing messages of encouragement on water bottles that were given to those in need at Andre House, which assists members of the homeless population.
For more information about Kiwanis Aktion Clubs, visit www.aktionclub.org.