Willmar Kiwanis is in the midst of their 9th consecutive Peanut Day Fundraiser. All of the proceeds go to assist organizations in our community who work with children. Beginning with the Shelter House in 2008, or what is now known as Safe Avenues, and continuing to the present day, Kiwanis has raised over $100,000 to assist these organizations in their work.

Each year Kiwanis sends out numerous applications to the various organizations in our community, inviting them to share their need and apply to be our Peanut Partner. Our Peanut Partner this year is WCER (Willmar Community Education and Recreation). They are starting a scholarship program to help pay the cost of fees for activities and classes for children whose families are unable to pay the full cost.

Hats off to the many businesses in our community whose kindness and generosity have made possible the great success of this project. For their gift of $100 to support the project, they receive a box of 100 packages of peanuts as Kiwanis’ thank you to them for their wonderful generosity.   Thank you to all of you for your enthusiastic participation!