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!
About 8,000 clubs in 96 countries
More than 260,000 adult members
Approximately 320,000 youth
To serve the children of
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.
To give primacy to the human and spiritual
rather than to the material values of life.
To encourage the daily living of the Golden
Rule in all human relationships.
To promote the adoption and the application
of higher social, business, and professional standards.
To develop, by precept and example, a more
intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a
practical means to form enduring friendships, to render
altruistic service, and to build better communities.
To cooperate in creating and maintaining that
sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible
the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and
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.
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
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.
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