At May Exterminating we are honored to be involved in various organizations and associations. Community involvement is important to us, and one organization we want to highlight is Kiwanis. We have proudly been members for 15 years.
Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. They evaluate the needs of each community and empower members to pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children through local service projects and fundraising. It started as a way to bring people together for the greater good and has grown into a global network of do-gooders connected by a love of people and possibilities.
Helping kids grow and succeed is what they strive for. Kiwanis makes transformative changes in communities around the world. On average, they host about 150,000 service projects and complete 18.5 million service hours a year. They raise more than $100 million in support of various causes at the local level. All involvement is appreciated, whether you’re rolling up your sleeves or opening your wallet, you are helping to make a difference.
May Exterminating is happy to have helped make a difference for people in need. Our donations have been put towards projects such as:
Operation Chew: Provides backpacks filled with child-friendly, easy to prepare meals over the weekend. The backpacks are distributed on Friday and returned on Monday. There are currently twenty-two schools in the Onslow County area that are participating in Operation Chew.
Chemo Care Kits for Kids: These kits are filled with items to help manage side effects from chemotherapy and provide distractions for kids and their families. They include items such as stuffed animals, cozy socks, toys and activity items, hard candy, and lozenges to soothe nausea, tissues and more.
Santa and Kiwanis: This event brought Santa and holiday spirit to kids who are homeless. For many of the kids who attended, this was the only gift they would be receiving during the holiday season. Workers said you could see the excitement on some of the children’s faces when Santa came in. To bring the kids joy, even if just for a few hours, is worth it.