I cried because I didn’t have new shoes for school. Then I saw those who had no shoes. Thus, the Carwise Mall was born. The aforementioned is a play off an old phrase but it fits the situation that some school kids find themselves in. After receiving the blessing from the Carwise Middle School Principal, the Carwise Mall was started in the middle of the 2015/16 school year by Penny Kelly, a school volunteer who helps the exceptional special need students. The Carwise Mall is available to any Carwise student who is in need of clothing or shoes etc. The Principal provided a room that is now lined with a basic assortment of clothing, shoes, socks and underwear. There is a sign hanging outside the Mall that says “This Mall is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Top of the Bay Foundation, Inc. This foundation provides funding and intory for the Mall.



For those wishing to donate cash or check to this wonderful project for the Carwise Mall, please make your check payable to Top of the Bay Kiwanis Club/Carwise Mall and mail it to Top of the Bay Kiwanis Club Foundation, Inc. , P.O. Box 267, Oldsmar, FL 34677. Or give your check and/or cash to a Top of the Bay Kiwanis Foundation member nearest you. Thank you for helping the kids. We are making a difference in our community.


Dave Lindeman

Top of the Bay Kiwanis Club
Carwise Middle School

Builders Club
Carwise Mall