Posted by Jayne Inlow

What is Kiwanis?

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world - one child and one community at a time.

Kiwanis International is a global community of clubs, members, and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time. Today, we stand with more than 550,000 members from K-Kids to Builders Club to Key Club to Circle K to Kiwanis. Kiwanis is active in 80 countries and geographic areas. Each community has different needs, and Kiwanis empowers members to pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children, such as fighting hunger, improving literacy, and offering guidance. 

Kiwanis clubs host nearly 150,000 service projects each year!

Serving the children of the word.

Kiwanis helps kids around the world. Local clubs look out for the communities and the international organization takes on large-scale challenges, such as fighting disease and poverty.

We are creative with our ideas. Whether rolling up our sleeves or opening our wallets, Kiwanians make transformative changes in communities around the world. On average, members of the Kiwanis family host 150,000 service projects and complete more than 19 million service hours a year. Every year, our clubs raise more than $100 million to support community causes - in addition to supporting the Kiwanis Children's Fund.

We are passionate about making a difference. Helping kids grow and succeed is at the heart of everything we do. But how we do it is just as important. We believe our neighborhoods and our world are best served when people of all ages and different backgrounds work together to share their time and talents. 

Kiwanians have a smile so big, you could say it stretches more than a hundred years. What started as a way to bring people together for the greater good has grown into a global network of do-gooders - connected by a love of people and possibilities.