Miracle Mile of Quarters - May 6, 2017
On an overcast Saturday, May 6, the Grantville-Allied Gardens Kiwanis Club participated in the Miracle Mile of Quarters. The Miracle Mile of Quarters project to benefit Rady Children’s Hospital has been an ongoing Kiwanis project since 1986. Since that time, Kiwanis has raised over two and one half million dollars, mostly in the form of quarters, in collection jars located at businesses in the San Diego area.
The Kiwanis Club of Grantville-Allied Gardens is proud to say that we have supported the effort from the beginning. This year, with the help of our members and local businesses we were able to present a check for $1500 to Rady Children’s Hospital. The check presentation was made on May 6 at the hospital during the annual Miracle Mile of Quarters Day. On that day, despite the chance of rain, hundreds of students from the Kiwanis Service Leadership Youth groups from all over the county gathered to spread thousands of quarters along a red carpet representing the “Miracle Mile.” Their wonderful artwork was both ingenious and representative of the many facets of the Kiwanis family. Members from our sponsored clubs, Patrick Henry High School Key Club and Lewis Middle School Builders Club, enjoyed a fun morning creating their quarter art while the rain held off.
We would like to thank the businesses that have helped us over the years in our Miracle Mile of Quarters campaign. We appreciate their generous customers who make our donation possible.
Iowa Meat Farms, 6041 Mission Gorge Road
Keils Market, 7403 Jackson Drive
7-Eleven Store,7427 Mission Gorge Road
Brothers Family Restaurant, 5051 Waring Road
These businesses are the heart and soul of our efforts on behalf of Rady Children’s Hospital. We are grateful for the generosity of their customers, and thank them on behalf of children everywhere. Please support these businesses as they support the Miracle Mile of Quarters.
Members of Allied Gardens Kiwanis Club, Lewis Middle School Builders Club and PHHS Key Club braved the cool, damp day to display the symbolic check for $1500 donated by our club and community partners.
Quarters make beautiful designs and help Rady Children's Hospital care for the children of our community!
Advisor John Crawford sets a great example for our students!