The Youngsville Kiwanis Club hosts several events throughout the year, along with regular road cleanups. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time. The Carolinas District of Kiwanis International covers both North Carolina and South Carolina with 165 plus clubs and 5,500 members.
Our Vision: Kiwanis will be a positive influence in communities worldwide...so that one day, all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them, and provide the support they need to thrive.
Our Mission: The Carolinas District of Kiwanis International is committed to improving the lives of children throughout North and South Carolina by ensuring that every community can be served by a strong, inclusive, impactful Kiwanis club.
Our Guiding Principles:
Our role as a District is to create and support Kiwanis clubs and programs so that clubs can thrive and be a positive force for change in their communities. We do this by:
- training leaders,
- providing education and motivation for members,
- developing resources for community involvement, and
- establishing tools for effective management.
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The Youngsville Woman’s Club hosts several events throughout the year, along with running the Youngsville Museum. Their mission is to strengthen and make effective programs as set forth by the GFWC of North Carolina, Inc., (GFWC-NC) and the Club to provide opportunity for community service and good citizenship through promotion of education and activities in civic, cultural, educational, and social welfare for the betterment of the commonwealth. The Youngsville Woman's Club owns and maintains a historic former church building which is home to the Youngsville Museum of History. Current year accomplishments include: establishing a regular schedule of hours open to the public; creating an exhibit of medical instruments and papers from one of the town's family doctors; collecting and organizing research papers, photographs, memorabilia, and other items from Youngsville’s past. In addition, the museum is a stop on the "quilt trails of the tar river", displaying the quilt block "steps to the altar". The Youngsville Woman's Club participates in projects that highlight the arts, conservation, education, home life, international outreach, and public issues. The Club's annual Arts Festival Exhibition and Competition provides local students and club members an opportunity to showcase their artwork and to compete for awards on the local, district, and state level. Club members collected items and packed shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, an organization that distributes the boxes around the world to children in need. The Club maintains the landscaping and seasonal decorations for a corner "garden spot" on Main Street in Youngsville. As an affiliate of the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) and GFWC-North Carolina, the Youngsville Woman's Club is committed to volunteer service in the community and financial support of charitable organizations in which the members develop an interest. Donations were given to two local Girl Scout Troops for assistance with uniforms and project expenses. A grant was given to the Youngsville Area Business Association's "Christmas care" project, which provides food, clothing, and holiday gifts for struggling families. A donation was given to the Raleigh Chapter of Project Linus, an organization that provides handmade blankets to children who are ill. Proceeds from "Bingo Night" were sent to Heifer International for their initiatives to end world hunger and poverty. The Youngsville Woman’s Club can be reached at P.O. Box 122, Youngsville, NC 27596.
The Friends of the Youngsville Library promotes development of excellent library services in our community, foster closer relations between our library and citizens of our community, promote knowledge of the library’s functions, resources, services, and needs, as well as providing a means for members to exchange ideas, information and experience. The Friends of the Youngsville Library sponsor book sales, promote reading, and organize a fantastic annual Easter Egg Hunt. For more information, visit their website. You can also click here for their informational brochure.
The Youngsville Parks and Recreation Department takes volunteers for all types of events. The Parks and Recreation Department co-hosts several events, including the Easter Egg Hunt and a Halloween event. They also need volunteers for sports, including coaching staff and park maintenance. Please visit their website for more information.