Who, What is KIWANIS
Kiwanis helps kids around the world. Local clubs look out for our communities and the
international organization takes on large-scale challenges, such as fighting disease and
poverty. We are generous with our time. We are creative with our ideas. We are passionate
about making a difference. And we have fun along the way.
For more than a century, Kiwanis has created opportunities for children to be curious, safe
and healthy regardless of the community in which they live. When you give a child the
chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things can happen.
THE KIWANIS MISSION
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child
and one community at a time.
THE KIWANIS VISION
Kiwanis will be a positive influence in communities worldwide — so that one day, all children
will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they
need to thrive.
Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located.
Members stage approximately 150,000 service projects and raise nearly US$100 million
every year for communities, families and projects. By working together, members achieve
what one person cannot accomplish alone.
A FAMILY OF SERVANT LEADERS
Kiwanis clubs focus on changing the world by serving children, one child and one
community at a time. To reach more people and have a greater service impact on their
communities, many clubs sponsor a Kiwanis family club — K-Kids for primary school
children; Builders Clubs for adolescents; Key Clubs for teens.
Are you ready to help create communities that let all children thrive, prosper and grow?
The kids are counting on you.