Summerland Kiwanis Senior Citizen Housing Society
Our Impact Why We Exist
In 1982 the Summerland Kiwanis Club decided to approach BC Housing for funding a Housing project. At that time the club was well established and had many members. Along with many members came the ability to give to our community in several different ways. The enthusiasm of the members really built the Housing. The Kiwanis Housing was built and taken care of by the members for several years. Time has gone by and the members that helped establish Kiwanis Housing have passed on.The Summerland Kiwanis Club is still thriving and the Housing is doing well also. We are very proud of Kiwanis Housing, taking care to provide low-income housing and keeping the suites up todate.
Our Story What We Do
We supply low income/market rent 1 bedroom housing units.
Growing food has become much more prevalent. Several of the tenants asked for garden areas. Last year there was a few spots in the flower gardens that were empty so I planted potatoes and shared them with the tenants.
Growing your own garden has several healthy benefits; keeping active, fresh produce at a great price etc.
We would like the tenants to enjoy gardening at their home.
Our Programs How We Do It
We would like to offer gardening opportunities for our tenants to enrichen their lives while living at Summerland Kiwanis Housing.
The Summerland Kiwanis Club has offered us $500. to start for our raised beds. But to buy wood products that will last is $1200. and that leaves us short about $700.
What You Can Do
If you could help us with a grant we can build our garden boxes and give a lot of enjoyment to our tenants.