Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.
Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world through service to children and communities. Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged, and care for the sick. They develop youth as leaders, build playgrounds, raise funds for pediatric research, and much more. No problem is too big or too small. Why? Because working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream, and succeed, great things happen!

As Kiwanis club members, we see it everyday!

o        About 8,000 clubs in 96 countries

o        More than 260,000 adult members

o        Approximately 320,000 youth

To serve the children of the world

Objects of Kiwanis:

The six permanent Objects of Kiwanis International were approved by Kiwanis club delegates at the 1924 Convention in Denver, Colorado. Through the succeeding decades, they have remained unchanged.

o        To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.


o        To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.


o        To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.


o        To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.


o        To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service,                                                                                       and to build better communities.


o        To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.


Each year clubs sponsor nearly 150,000 service projects and raise more than $107 million.  Kiwanis members are committed to providing their clubs, communities, and the world with service. In fact, members dedicate approximately 6 million service hours per year conducting charitable programs. And nearly two-thirds of Kiwanis clubs devote more than 500 hours to service projects annually, with individual members averaging 24 hours of service per year.

Global Results:

Members and clubs have contributed more than $80 million toward the global elimination of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD), the leading preventable cause of mental retardation.

to make a difference
This truly is an exciting time to be a part of Kiwanis.

Clubs are increasing their service to children and communities worldwide and reporting thousands of success stories.

They are building parks, stocking school libraries, helping provide scholarships, recognizing and helping elementary and middle school students through K-Kids and Bring Up Grades programs. And more.

There still are children who need our help. The most effective way to reach these children is through expanding the Kiwanis membership in your club. Will you accept the challenge? Are you the one to make a difference in your community?

Make a difference. Change the world one child and one community at a time.

For More Information:

Serving the Children of the World
Member' s Area