Young Children, Priority One!    

Our reading program at Artondale, Vaughn and Evergrean Elementary Schools enriches the early reading experience of pre-school students. Our club purchases books for ECEAP/Headstart children.  Members of Gig Harbor Kiwanis then read the books  to the children each week, providing one-on-one reading experiences with an adult. The children then take the books home, encouraging children to read and parents to read to their children.

The Henderson Bay School Program provides formula, diapers, and wipes to the children of teen parents.  These young parents struggle to stay in school, care for their child, and often work full-time.  Their income is very limited, and our providing essential items allows them to focus on parenting their children.