The Aktion Club was developed by Kiwanis International. The goal is to demonstrate the dignity and value of citizens living with disabilities. We do this by providing adults with disabilities an opportunity to develop initiative and leadership. We allow them to serve and be included as active participants in community service projects.
In 2019, the Aktion Club was involved in
- Buffalo-Niagara Waterkeepers’ Spring Shoreline Sweep on May 11th at Ellicott Creek Park to clean and beautify the area. Eight Aktion Club and seven Kiwanis and family members provided 30-hours of service as they joined dozens of other volunteers.
- Tim Russert Park cleanup. The Aktion Club sponsors an annual cleanup at the park to pick up trash and provide landscaping services. In 2019, the event was held on June 1st. Seven Aktion Club members, with help from Kiwanians, family members, and staff, provided 27.5 hours of service. They planted a maple tree, pulled weeds, and spruced up the front park sign with new mulch.
- The Aktion Club held fundraisers during November and December 2019. These efforts supported The Eliminate Project, Children’s Hospital, and Disaster Relief efforts.
- Aktion’s Club held a Holiday Party on December 7th. The members celebrated the season and each other. They also collected several large boxes of household supplies, hats and gloves, and school supplies for the children and mothers staying at the Cornerstone Manor Shelter in Buffalo.
- Aktion Club members were able to attend two Bison Baseball games in 2019.
- The club held a picnic in July at Cheektowaga Town Park that was attended by Aktion Club members, Kiwanians, and family members.
The club holds monthly dinner meetings and quarterly member board meetings. Currently, Aktion Club has 28 club active members.