The Kiwanis Club of Naperville-Evening again is preparing to host its annual Peanut Days promotion. Known since 1951 as one of the international service club’s major fund raising activities for worthwhile charitable causes, Peanut Days are held in September.
Naperville Evening Kiwanis members will offer individual serving-size bags of peanuts in exchange for donations at various locations, including supermarkets, train stations and street corners. They also will greet visitors to the Naperville Riverwalk Fine Art Festival, Sept. 15-16, in downtown Naperville.
In addition, local citizens and businesses are welcome to underwrite cases of peanuts that will be sent to troops serving in the military, primarily in Afghanistan.
“We were able to send 130 cases last year to war zone areas,” wrote Kiwanis Willard Smith in a request for support. “This year we are hoping to at least double that amount.”
The community also can support the fundraiser by purchasing cases with packs of peanuts for individual use. Again, all proceeds will support local Naperville charities. The peanuts will be delivered in early October.
Every case includes 100 3/4 oz. packs of peanuts. The cost is $40 per case.
For more information about ordering a case of peanuts, contact Edward Rosenberger, Co-Chair, 2012 Peanut Days, at (630) 420-3282.
The Naperville Evening Kiwanis meets weekly at 6:15PM Mondays on the third floor of the Education Building at Edward Hospital.
In the meantime, look for members of the Naperville Evening Kiwanis to display their team spirit in the Jaycees Last Fling Labor Day Parade. Then lend fundraising support in mid-September when they pitch Peanut Days.
For information about the Kiwanis Club of Naperville-Evening and all its activities, visit their website.