The wheels are in motion for the traditional Kiwanis Citrus sale. Last year, the club distributed nearly 1,500 cases of grapefruit, oranges and tangerines to local residents, businesses and charities, raising nearly $33,000 for the club’s charitable work.
The sale, in its 22nd year, has grown beyond individuals purchasing personal supplies of fresh fruit. Businesses and other organizations buy it as gifts, and marketing “partners” team with Kiwanis and sell the fruit to raise money for their own charitable efforts. Donations from generous friends and supporters enable Kiwanis to contribute a supply of fruit to local food pantries and shelters. Kiwanis distributes 100% of the net proceeds to local charities and causes.