About Kiwanis

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Every club is committed to doing service that is close to its heart and crucial to its community. To ensure that our mission of service is carried forward, we have created award-winning programs for people of all ages and abilities. We also join in global projects to effect change in communities around the world.

Doing good feels good!  Kiwanis finds new ways to get to know people in your community. Connect with others—and get involved in projects that change lives. Kiwanis is all about making friends—and making an impact—in your local community so you’ve come to the right place.


Kiwanis Club supports a range of community services for children and their families including Miracle Sports, Key Clubs, Southern Scholarship Foundation, Builders Clubs, KKIDS Clubs, Aktion Clubs, Feed the Hungry, Ability 1st Ramp Builds, Elder Care Services, Meals on Wheels, Ramp Builds for Veterans and many more.

Kiwanis International brings the world together — one community at a time. Today, we stand with more than 600,000 members in more than 80 countries from Kiwanis to Key Club to Circle K and beyond. Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children.

Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage nearly 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 few of our many projects are:

  • Roadside Clean-up
  • Building Handicap Ramps
  • Support of Miracle League Sports
  • Meals-on-Wheels
  • Tales for Tots
  • Kids Voting
  • Scholarships
  • Diaper Drives
  • Soldier Care Packages
  • Turn About
  • TMH Toy Donations
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Honor Flight Tallahassee

Kiwanis Objects

  1. The six permanent Objects of Kiwanis International were approved by Kiwanis club delegates at the 1924 International Convention in Denver, Colorado. Through the decades, they have remained unchanged.
  2. To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
  3. 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.
  4. To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
  5. To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.
  6. To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.