Thursday, November 27, 2014

Tax Deductible Donation to the Kiwanis Club of Polk City Community Project

To make a tax deductible donation to the Kiwanis Club of Polk City Community Project to build a second basketball court at Polk City's Kiwanis Park that will also serve as an ice skating rink in the colder months of the winter, please send your check made out to the "Kiwanis Club of Polk City Community Projects Fund" with "KIWA81" recorded in the Memo section of your check to:

Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Attn: Wade Den Hartog
1915 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa  50309

The Community Foundation will then send you a letter confirming your tax deductible contribution. If you do that before December 31, 2014, you can claim that charitable donation in the 2014 tax year. Our capital campaign will begin in April, 2015 and last throughout 2015; however, any contribution made yet this year will be directed toward that Kiwanis Park expansion capital campaign.

We thank you for contributing this expansion of our recreational opportunities in the "City of Four Seasons," Polk City.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

PROPOSED Basketball Court/Ice Skating Rink

The Kiwanis Club of Polk City is working with the City of Polk City, the Polk City Chamber of Commerce, the Polk City Women's Club and other community groups toward implementing a community-based capital campaign with the goal of building a second basketball court at Kiwanis Park, in Polk City, that would also serve as an ice skating rink. We have requested some of the funding needed from the City of Polk City's Parks' Commission, as well as begun applying for community-directed grants for additional funds. We will begin our capital campaign to raise the rest of the funds needed to build the project from the residents and businesses of Polk City sometime after mid-April, 2015. Our goal is to complete the fundraising needed by the end of 2015. We have established a Greater Des Moines Community Foundation fund, "Kiwanis Club of Polk City Community Projects Fund," in which people can contribute donations which would then be tax deductible; a great way to help expand Kiwanis Park to increase recreational opportunities for our residents, and at the same time, provide a tax benefit. We look forward to working with the community as we expand our opportunities in the "City of Four Seasons!"

Monday, October 6, 2014

North Polk United Soccer Assists Kiwanis Club of Polk City

North Polk United Soccer coaches helped sell Kiwanis Club of Polk City Pasta Dinner tickets. At least 18 coaches sold 149 tickets. Another 17 people came into the dinner reporting they heard about the dinner through the soccer club. Therefore, North Polk United Soccer received credit for selling 166 tickets valued at $874. The coaches knew that the soccer club would receive 20% of the money raised from their sales, which amounted to $175. The soccer club plans to use those extra funds for soccer nets, goals and line painting. The Kiwanis Club of Polk City thanks the North Polk United Soccer Club for their "assist" on the Kiwanis Pasta Dinner "goal". We look forward to doing this again next year!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Kiwanis Club of Polk City meets the first and third Thursdays at Boulder Inn

Are you looking for ways to get to know people in your community? To connect with others—and get involved in projects that change lives? Then you’ve come to the right place. Kiwanis is all about making friends—and making an impact—in your local community. Kiwanis clubs focus on changing the world by serving children, one child and one community at a time.  We are looking for members who want to spend a little or a lot of time in helping our local children.  If you are willing to learn more about Kiwanis or any of our local activities please attend a Kiwanis Club if Polk City meeting or email

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Kiwanis Club of Polk City Collaborates with Polk City Soccer League

North Polk Soccer is selling Kiwanis Pasta tickets.  The soccer club will earn 20% of all tickets they sell.  These funds are to be used for soccer nets, field lining machine and other soccer needs.  The Kiwanis Club will put the remaining 80% of ticket sales back into the community's children's programs.
Contact any Soccer coach, child or Kiwanis member to buy presale tickets at $6.00(adult) and $4.00(child).  The pasta dinner is Sunday, September 28 from 11:00am - 3:00pm at Papa's Pizza on Polk City Square. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Kiwanis Club of Polk City Annual Food Stand and Beef Barbecue

The Kiwanis Club of Polk City will be hosting its annual Food Stand and Barbecue this Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19 during the Four Seasons Festival. The Food Stand will be open Friday from 3:00 to 7:00 pm and on Saturday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. We will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs and loose meat sandwiches and other items (and dollar off Beef Barbecue tickets through 4:00 pm on Saturday). On Saturday afternoon, we will also be selling Beef Barbecue sandwiches. The annual Beef Barbecue will be held on Saturday from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. If we have any Beef Barbecue sandwiches left after the dinner, we will be selling them in the beer tent area that evening. Proceeds from our Food Stand and Beef Barbecue go directly back to the community to help fund a variety of activities, projects and services targeting the children of our community. Please stop by the Kiwanis Food Stand or Beef Barbecue for your lunch, snack or dinner during the Four Seasons Festival. You can find dollar off Beef Barbecue tickets at your next visit to Reising Sun Cafe, from a Kiwanis member, and from our Food Stand through 4:00 pm on Saturday.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Polk City/Kiwanis Community Garage Sale

Go to "Events" tab and click on "Polk City/Kiwanis Community Garage Sale Map and Listings" to display the map and listings for the Saturday, June 21, 2014 community-wide garage sale. Print for your use. Enjoy your shopping!