Kiwanis In Direct Support (K.I.D.S.) for Riley is an exciting program to benefit the families of Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana’s only comprehensive children’s hospital. Coordinated by Hoosier Kiwanians, this initiative helps meet the needs of Riley families through hands-on support and service projects that benefit children at the hospital and throughout communities statewide.

Komfort Kart

Rita and Jim Dinius have been volunteering at Riley Hospital for Children for more than 20 years! Once a month, they drive two hours each way to spend the day at the hospital. Their current role involves taking the Kiwanis Club “Komfort Kart” around to the different units in the hospital to provide essential items to Riley parents. They say they enjoy chatting with the parents and offering a little help during a difficult time.

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Kiwanis In Direct Support (K.I.D.S) Committee

KIDS Chair- Taka Ogata

Riley Chair-Melissa Sexton

KIDS Secretary-Steve Ingram



KIDS Marketing Chair-Adrianne Hernandez

Safety Store-Cara Fast and Vanessa McClary

Transportation-Felicia Deixon

Komfort Kart-Susan Schwarz and Marge Crouch

Adaptive Equipment-Gary Behling

Division Riley Advocates

KIDS Duneland Division Advocate-Paul Sciarra

Asst. Advocate-Chuck King

KIDS Calumet Division Advocate-John Anderson

KIDS Explorer Division Advocate-Mary Jo Sartorius

Asst. Advocate-Kelley Nease

KIDS Land of Lakes Division Advocate-Melinda Roose

KIDS Potawatomi Division Advocate-Michael Suhany

KIDS Arrowhead Division Advocate-Carrie Ashcom Pennington

Asst. Advocate-Chuck Newton

KIDS Wabash Valley Division Advocate-John Emshwiller

KIDS Johnny Appleseed Division Advocate-Rachael Jordan

KIDS Wapahani Division Advocate-Felicia Dixon

Asst. Advocate-Ed Armantrout

KIDS Sycamore North Division Advocate-Lary Graves

KIDS Sagamore Division Advocate-Gary Behling

KIDS Sycamore South Division Advocate-Sharon Canaday

KIDS Capitol Division Advocate-Scott Splichal

KIDS Circle City Division Advocate-Joanne Underwood

KIDS Indy Metro Division Advocate-Michael Colegrove

Asst. Advocate-Bill Hubbard

KIDS Scenic Hills Division Advocate-Al Riggle

KIDS Collegiate Division Advocate-Steve Butwin

KIDS Hoosier Division Advocate-Vanessa McClary

KIDS Rose Division Advocate-Don Kowalke

KIDS Farmland Division Advocate-John Hutchinson

KIDS Heartland Division Advocate-Dennis Wydau

KIDS Buffalo Trace Division Advocate-Robyn Haase

KIDS Lincoln Division Advocate-Melinda Remley

KIDS Southwind Division Advocate-Diane Masterson