Connolly K-Kids Named Club of Distinction Again

For the third consecutive year, the K-Kids Club at Connolly Elementary School has been named a New York Kiwanis Club of Distinction. The K-Kids club was also recognized as first runner-up in New York State for the Single Service Award for its Valentine’s Day lollipop sale that raised money and awareness for the Children’s Tumor Foundation and received third place for their scrapbook.

Students developed and implemented the Valentine’s Day lollipop sale in honor of student and K-Kids secretary Julia Perfetti, who suffers from neurofibromatosis. In an effort to raise money in order to find treatments and a cure for this rare and complicated disease, they sold a total of 659 lollipops, donating about $500 to the Children’s Tumor Foundation. The NY Club of Distinction honor recognizes all of the club’s hard work and the community service projects in which they are involved.

K-Kids is a branch of Kiwanis International that seeks to involve elementary school students in community service activities. The Connolly club is affiliated with the North Shore Kiwanis Club, and is facilitated by advisors Nancy Cox and Sandra Vigliotti.